"Facing Influenza" - Texas Children's Hospital

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Why should your child get the flu vaccine? This educational and compelling video conveys the seriousness of the flu and the importance of receiving the influenza (flu) vaccine. The video tells the stories of Emily Lastinger, Chloe Kramer, and Billy Cary.

The flu vaccine is available at doctor offices, retail pharmacies, and health clinics. To find a location near you, use this online tool: http://flushot.healthmap.org/. The flu vaccine is also available at all Texas Children’s Pediatrics practices: http://www.texaschildrenspediatrics.org/Locations-and-Physicians/

Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research provides a valuable resource for understanding the increasingly complex issues of vaccination. To learn more about the flu and the influenza vaccines (flu shot and FluMist), visit http://www.texaschildrens.org/Influenza-the-flu/

The Texas Children’s book “Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story” tells 20 true stories of families who were seriously impacted by infectious diseases that are now prevented by vaccines. For more information on the book, visit http://www.texaschildrens.org/vaccinebook/

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