Most high-risk kids not getting flu vax

About 60% of children with high-risk medical conditions are not getting their recommended influenza vaccination, often because parents aren't aware they need it, an Australian study shows.

Influenza vaccination coverage for high-risk children was only 41%, according to a survey carried out among 316 parents of children attending two paediatric outpatient clinics in Sydney.

The most common reasons cited by parents for not vaccinating were lack of awareness of the need for vaccination, and the belief