Vaccine effectiveness and severity of current and prior seasons of influenza have demonstrated no association with vaccination rate in children, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Compared with other pediatric and adolescent vaccines, the influenza vaccination rate remains low in children. Although many reasons may affect whether a child is vaccinated, the extent…
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