New research finds flu can be deadly to kids with no high-risk medical condition
There's new research out from the Centers for Disease Control in the US that finds in the last 8 years, 830 died from flu-related complications in America.
The most common complication that resulted in death is pneumonia.
43 percent of those kids were otherwise healthy and had no high risk medical conditions. Most died within 7 days of the onset of conditions and before they were taken to hospital.
80 percent of the children who died did not have the flu vaccine or did not have sufficient vaccine.
"Any child can be at risk and that's why the CDC recommends all children 6 months or older get a flu vaccine every year," says Dr. Karen Wong, an epidemic specialist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
"Flu can be very fast and prevention and is going be the best strategy," she says.
(with files from CBS News)