It is that time again—fall, back to school season—and the government is rolling out their recommendations that everyone get a flu shot. They recommend that everyone should get annual vaccinations starting at only 6 months old. While the government seems quite adamant about this, the actual statistics suggest that maybe only half of Americans actually get a flu shot.
Tom Frieden, director the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers that to be unfortunate. Maybe if more people knew that the CDC records that the flu kills about 24,000 Americans every year, they would get the simple vaccination.