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'Echo chamber' surrounds parental decisions about childhood flu vaccine

November 29, 2018 8:37 PM
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(Reuters Health) - Although the annual flu vaccine is recommended for all children older than 6 months, about a third of parents say their child won’t receive one this year, according to a new U.S. poll.

Parents seem to make decisions in an “echo chamber” of information that reinforces their beliefs about flu vaccines, the co-directors of the National Poll on Children’s Health write in the report on their latest survey.

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