US health officials recommend flu shots for all
American health officials are recommending that almost everyone get a flu shot this year.
In the past, the federal Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the seasonal influenza vaccine for the medically vulnerable and children between 6 months and 18 years old.
This year, the CDC recommends everyone who is six months and older be vaccinated. The decision was made against the backdrop of a brutal influenza season last year that included fears about Influenza A (H1N1).
About 130 million doses of influenza vaccine that includes protection against H1N1 and two other strains are expected to be distributed nationwide. THE NEW YORK TIMES
Sep 07, 2010