05/04/2015 03:53 EDT | Updated 05/04/2015 03:59 EDT

Influenza Immunization: 11 Things You Should Know About Kids, The Flu And The Flu Shot

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It's November, which means we're solidly into flu season. Many parents dread this time of year because of the regular -- and inconvenient -- stream of runny noses, colds and flus that flow through each household. Frequent hand-washing and staying home when you're sick definitely help. But if you're still on the fence about the influenza immunization, here are 11 things you should know about kids, the flu, and the flu shot.

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