Why young, middle-aged adults need flu shots this year

January 27, 2014
by Shari Rudavsky
Indianapolis Star

Experts remain divided on whether this is happening this year, but they agree on another major contributor to influenza in younger adults: Their lack of protection against it.

Just more than one-third of people between the ages of 18 and 64 nationwide had a flu shot last year, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health, released earlier this month. Compare this with 57 percent of children and 66 percent of the elderly.

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