Study: The flu vaccine is saving children's lives

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New research from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows the flu shot is protecting children.

The new study in the journal Pediatrics shows the majority of children who die from the flu are not vaccinated.

Researchers studied 291 pediatric flu deaths between 2010 and 2014. Three-fourths of the children who died did not have the vaccine. Another two-thirds of kids with underlying health problems were not vaccinated.

This flu season, five children in ohio died from the virus.

Doctors say unvaccinated children are more likely to have more severe influenzais they do get sick and more likely to die.

It's recommended that everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine.

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