Flu shots?

July 27, 2009

All U.S. children should get seasonal flu shot: CDC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All U.S. children aged 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal influenza vaccine every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

The headline of your article is misleading. The CDC did not say that all children should get the flu shot, it said that all children should get the flu vaccine. That is an important distinction, especially where there are other ways to administer the vaccine, such as intranasal.

G.D.

Several readers pointed this one out to us. The error was introduced during the editing process: GBU Editor

A handout file photo shows a technician holding a master H1N1 virus sample, for the pre-production of a vaccine against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus at a laboratory of GlaxoSmithKline in Dresden, June 16, 2009.  REUTERS/GlaxoSmithKline/Handout

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