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H1N1 Sending More Kids To Hospital Than Other Flu Seasons

More kids are in hospital this flu season than in any other, and it’s all because of the H1N1 virus.

The Canadian Pediatric Society said that 526 children in the country have been hospitalized.

That’s according to a survey conducted by IMPACT, a national network that monitors the after-effects of immunization.

In just one week in November, 240 kids were found to have H1N1. That’s about half the total number admitted to hospital during the last flu season.

“The best thing parents can do to protect their children from H1N1 is to have them vaccinated, and to get vaccinated themselves, especially if they have a young baby,” said Dr. Wendy Vaudry, co-principal investigator of IMPACT.

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