Facts, not Fantasy

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vaccine Times: 4-year old NY boy dead of flu-related pneumonia

Again, if the anti-vax pro-disease nutters had any empathy, they would be at every single one of these funerals...  Instead, folks like us who know what real science says about vaccines mourn the unnecessary loss of life.

4-year old NY boy dead of flu-related pneumonia

A 4-year old New Rochelle boy has died of a flu-related pneumonia infection, according to the Westchester County Health Department. The boy fell ill in November; he was previously healthy and had not not received the flu vaccine this year.
“Any death is tragic, especially in one so young,” said Dr. Cheryl Archbald, acting commissioner of health. “The best protection we have against influenza is the annual flu shot, which is recommended for individuals six months of age and older.”
The flu sounds innocuous however, in some instances it can lead to life-threatening complications, pneumonia being one of them. Vaccination is the best protection we have against the flu. Please refer to the CDC website about the flu, or my previous FAQ blog entry about it.

Our hearts and thoughts go to the family of the little boy; we are very sorry for your loss.

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