An annual Influenza (flu) vaccination is recommended for all children. Certain groups of children are at increased risk of complications from Influenza.
Even healthy children can experience serious symptoms or even if they get sick with Influenza. Every year in the U.S. during a typical flu season, more than one hundred children die from Influenza. About half of the children who died were previously healthy. Vaccines do not have any underlying risk factors known to increase the risk of poor outcomes. Nearly 100% of the children who die from Influenza are under-immunized.