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Stop fussing over measles vaccination rates; start worrying about flu shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that since the 1970s, influenza has killed between 3,000 and 49,000 people each year, and recommends an annual flu vaccination for anyone six months and older.


YOU probably heard about the Disneyland measles outbreak last year. One infected person is thought to have visited the theme park, and thanks in part to low immunisation rates, 142 people in California and six other states got sick.

It wasn't close to the worst recent