Of the 63 American children killed by the flu virus so far this season, just 13 had been vaccinated.
Top government doctors — including the Surgeon General, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and acting head of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — found this lack of vaccination so alarming that late Thursday afternoon they offered a joint briefing on the matter.
“Getting the flu shot is the same kind of sensible precaution as buckling your seatbelt,” said Health Secretary Alex Azar.
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