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Why should my family get flu shots?

As we get closer to fall, we’re reminded that there’s another respiratory virus about to hit in addition to COVID-19 – influenza. And, once again, it’s more important than ever that you and your family get influenza vaccines this year.

Influenza sees record highs at Children’s Minnesota

Experts now consider the flu to be widespread in the US and Minnesota and it appears to be hitting kids harder. Children's saw 325 lab-confirmed influenza cases during the last week of December. We also saw more flu-related hospitalizations during this period. Normally, 10-15 children are admitted to our hospitals in a week, but the last week of December saw 28 new hospitalizations for the illness.