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Five Reasons to Get Family Flu Shots

If there was ever a year to make cold and flu prevention your number-one priority, this is it. Here is everything you should know about the two types of influenza vaccines kids should have this year.
family in bed Influenza Can Be Deadly

H1N1 is especially dangerous for children. Experts don't believe that this virus is any less dangerous this year. More than 270 children died from the flu last year -- three times as many as in a typical flu season, according to the CDC. Pregnant women are also at high risk: Although they represent only 1 percent of the population, they accounted for 5 percent of the deaths from H1N1. Pregnant women who get H1N1 are also at higher risk for fetal distress, premature delivery, and emergency c-sections.