Dr Anthea Rhodes, Director of the RCH National Child Health Poll, shares a snapshot of the findings from the latest poll.
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Less than a third of parents are planning to vaccinate their children against the flu this winter
One in four parents incorrectly believe that healthy kids don’t get seriously unwell from the flu
Nine in ten parents are unsure about the safety of the flu vaccine yet all vaccines undergo stringent testing
Parents should speak to their doctor as soon as possible about the flu vaccine to make an informed decision
The flu vaccine is recommended for all children from six months of age, and remember, you can’t catch the flu from the flu vaccine