People with Down syndrome are strongly recommended to receive influenza vaccine every year
People with Down syndrome are strongly recommended to receive annual influenza vaccine, whether or not they have congenital heart disease.
People with Down syndrome have anatomical abnormalities that increase their risk of upper respiratory tract infections. They also often have other medical conditions that increase their risk of severe influenza.14
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