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Re: [IPp] flu shots

At 01:18 PM 10/11/2002 email @ redacted wrote:
>Hello fellow parents,
>I know flu shots are recommended for people with diabetes, and Lauren
>gets them every year, but I wondered how many kids don't get the flu
>vaccine each year.  The only time Lauren had a stomach flu  <sound of
>knocking on wood>  was the first year of diagnosis after having the
>second of two flu shots to build up immunity. I wondered if any kids skip
>the vaccine ama.
>Just curious.

I don't believe what is commonly called "stomach flu" is the actual flu 
virus that the shots are aimed at. I think the real flu is more of a 
respiratory illness. Maybe one of our medical professionals can chime in 
here with more information.

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