CDC urges widespread flu vaccinations

WASHINGTON — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around.

Far too many young and middle-aged adults still forgo the yearly protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned.

And this year, Americans have an unprecedented number of vaccine options to choose from: The regular shot; the nasal spray; an egg-free shot; a high-dose shot for those 65 and older; and a tiny-needle shot for the squeamish.

Associated Press