Flu shots in children can protect adults

Published: March 10, 2020

Vaccinating children against flu has always been considered as a vital thing. A recent study revealed that giving flu shots to children can help protect the adults in the community against diseases.

According to the study conducted by various Canadian Universities in collaboration with St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, vaccinating school children with seasonal flu vaccines can actually save the community from various kinds of disease. Dr. Carolyn B. Bridges, an influenza expert at the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention said, “This is quite a definitive study, and it took a Herculean effort. My hat’s off to them.”

The survey was carried out on 49 Hutterite farming colonies of Western Canada. This project got great support from Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and talking about the significance of this study, he said, “a really nice study. Not only was that clearly needed to protect the kids, but they probably wound up protecting the older people, too.”

Children and the teens must be targeted for flu vaccines so as to cut down the community transmission, the research suggests. According to CBC Canada, Dr. Anthony of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases was quoted as saying, “Vaccinate the people that you want to protect and particularly vaccinate the people that are the best spreaders, but you can get away from all of that hair splitting by vaccinating everybody.”

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Published March 10, 2020 by in Health News
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