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Should flu shots be a must for everyone?

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Many schools require children to have certain vaccinations to attend. With the high number of flu cases spreading across the country, you may be surprised that flu shots are not one of them.

Music Watson with the County Office of Education says while kids and staff are urged to get a flu shot, they can not make it a requirement unless the legislature passes a law.

Across the country, health officials are seeing significant spikes in the number of flu cases. So much so that in New York, the governor has declared a public health emergency.

San Diego is also experiencing a rise with two deaths reported so far. Fortunately though, schools throughout the county have not reported any significant changes.

That is good news for parents, even those who say they do not see a need for the schools policy on flu shots to change.

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