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Doctors: Get Kids Flu Vaccine as Early as Possible

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RICHMOND, VA—Doctors at the American Academy of Pediatrics are advising parents have their kids vaccinated against the flu sooner this year.

Local pharmacist John Beckner says the virus begins to circulate around this time of year.

And Beckner says now is when you need your child to be protected. He says a child's likelihood of contracting the flu increases if they aren't vaccinated.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children over the age of 6 months get the vaccine.

The Center for Disease Control reports that 90 percent of the more than 100 children who died from the last flu last season were not vaccinated.

For information on vaccination locations go to virginiapediatrics.org.

 

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