NYC seeks to vaccinate more kids against flu

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Health Department wants more children under 5 to get the flu vaccine.

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.

That's up from 59 percent in the 2011-12 flu season but well below the national goal of 80 percent.

The Health Department says 169 children died from flu-related complications during the 2012-13 flu season in the U.S. That includes four in New York City.

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