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Flu Vaccines More Effective for Children Than for Adults

So far, 114 children in the U.S. have died from influenza or a flu-related illness, and the flu season is not yet over. Most of those children had not been vaccinated against the virus, Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said. In her testimony Thursday before a House of Representatives subcommittee, Schuchat said that although this year’s vaccine effectiveness was relatively low — the CDC’s preliminary survey shows it is 36 percent...

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