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In regard to the flu vaccine, I'd like to know what makes a 24-month-old child less susceptible than a 23-month-old child in regard to the at-risk factor for the age group from 6 months to 23 months. I have a 24-month-old son and I'm curious as to how he is more protected biologically than a 23-month- old child with regard to the risk factor.

Statistically, children under the age of 2 -- or 24-months-old -- are at greater risk for complications and hospitalization if they get the flu, said Janelle Martin, spokeswoman for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

The people in the priority groups are decided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control based on statistical data.


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