iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Alternative medicine is everywhere, and many parents try to use it for their kids as well, but a new study shows that parents who engage in alternative medicine themselves may be less likely to get their kids a flu shot.
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University looked at data from the National Health Interview Survey and found that children who had received some sort of alternative medicine tended to be less likely to get a flu shot.
The flu can be life-threatening to children and infants.
This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics are recommending only the injectable form of the flu vaccine for almost all children over the age of 6 months.
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