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Many Kids, Adults Not Protected Against Flu

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According to a report released by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, flu vaccination rates among young children and high-risk adults are much lower than expected across the country, leaving millions of Americans unprotected should a major flu outbreak occur.

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Already 26 states have reported moderate flu activity. With an estimated 40 million doses of the flu vaccine still available, Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., director of the National Poll on Children's Health, encourages parents to act now to vaccinate themselves and their children against the flu.

"Everyone wins when more people are vaccinated against the flu