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Why infants and toddlers in daycare need to get the flu vaccine

May 07, 2018

Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s HospitalAs pediatricians in the neonatal intensive care unit, we cared for several babies whose influenza was so severe they required mechanical ventilators to help them breathe and intravenous medication to help their hearts beat stronger. Our patients survived, but  about 150 other children weren’t so fortunate.

NYMC faculty: Shetal I. Shah, M.D., professor of pediatrics, Heather L. Brumberg, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics

Source: The Journal News