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CDC: Half of Kids with Disabilities Skip Flu Shots

Despite an increased risk for complications from the flu, many children with disabilities are not being vaccinated.

According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about half of children with neurological conditions, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and other disorders receive the flu vaccine each year. While that’s on par with the vaccination rate for all children, those with special needs face bigger health risks, even death, if they contract the flu. Read more.