I just read this great post over at 5 Minutes for Mom regarding Children's Flu Vaccination Day (today- December 9th).
Check out these common myths about the flu. Did you know that it can be deadly to small children, right here in the United States? I think it's a common misperception that the flu is only dangerous for the elderly or disabled. According to the CDC, "Pneumococcal disease kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined."
Personally, I get a flu vaccine every year- working in a nursing home, I don't want to catch it or pass on the flu to anyone there. I also have my kids vaccinated- as preemies, their immune systems weren't strong to begin with, so I feel it's important to boost them whenever possible. And now that my daughter (age 5) has been diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, her flu shot is even more important, as diabetics are at even greater risk of flu complications.
What about you... have you had your children vaccinated against the flu? Have you had a flu shot yourself?