NYC Kids Now Need a Flu Shot for Pre-K

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Fredy DeLeon (L) receives a flu shot from Walgreens pharmacist Robert Fox at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1
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New city Health Department regulations are dealing another blow to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Now, in order to enroll in any city-run preschools or child-care centers, all 6- to 59-month-olds will be required to have a current flu vaccine by the start of the New Year. Like the elderly, kids are particularly at risk for serious complications from the virus. At least 7 children have already died from flu-related causes this year, and last year’s number was as high as 109. 

NYC Kids Now Need a Flu Shot for Pre-K