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Influenza is Leading Cause of Vaccine-Preventable Deaths for Kids; Despite CDC Recommendations, Moms Still Don't Vaccinate
Date:9/25/2007

products. Say "Boo!" to the Flu hits the road October 1 in Boston, MA, and will travel across the country, ending in the San Francisco, CA, area on October 31. Visit http://www.sayboototheflu.com for the complete tour schedule, a flu vaccination locator and simple flu prevention tips.

Moms Need Flu Fact Check-Up

The CDC's recommendation for flu vaccinations extends beyond all children ages six months to five years old, to anyone in frequent contact with these young children -- meaning moms, dads, grandparents and child care providers. The VNAA's survey found moms of children in this age group need help fighting the flu.

Survey Says ...

-- More than 75 percent of moms of children under five DON'T get their

whole family vaccinated against the flu. Many moms nix the needle

because they don't have time or their children are too afraid.

-- The majority of moms say they are not very concerned about their child

developing serious flu complications.

-- Only two percent of moms are concerned about a member of their family

catching the flu at home.

-- 43 percent of moms say their approach to the flu season is to "let

nature take its course."

BOO Answers ...

-- Say "Boo!" to the Flu events make it easy and fun to vaccinate the

whole family, all in one place.

-- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say children are

at high risk of serious flu complications.(2)

-- With just one sick family member at home, more than 60 percent of

household surfaces can harbor the flu virus,(3) making it important to

disinfect germ hot spots.

-- Vaccination is the first step in flu prevention, but parents should

also take these simple steps at home:

* Sing & Scrub: Make sure kids wash their hands the right way.

They should wash frequent
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