Adults, Kids Urged To Skip Flu Shot

by Jon Henshaw

The flu vaccine has been hit hard this year, because a large batch that got contaminated. Officials are urging those who are not in the high-risk group to skip getting the vaccine this year.

With 46 million doses now unavailable, the government says the 54 million flu shots left from a rival firm should be reserved for youngsters ages 6-23 months, people 65 or older, anyone living with babies younger than 6 months and others in high-risk groups.

I would strongly urge anyone who is not in the high-risk group to heed this call. Otherwise, they may inadvertently be putting either a baby, or an elderly person in grave danger if supplies run out.

Full Article (Via Salon.com)

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