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Parent: Getting a flu vaccination isn't necessary

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TYLER (KYTX) - The Centers for Disease Control said during last flu season, the number of people who got vaccinated was higher than ever before, but it's still not enough.

Some parents said, that may be the case but they don't have any plans on getting their children vaccinated.

NetHealth is stocked and ready to hand out flu vaccinations.

Angela Hutson is a mother of two and said, she doesn't get either of her kids flu vaccinations.

"You gotta let the body build up the immune system or the kids stay sick their entire life," Hutson said.

She does get them the required vaccinations to go to school, but that's only because they are required.

"Part of why my kids aren't sick I'm not one of those germaphobes scared to let my kids get dirty."

She said she just lets nature run it's course.

Last year, nearly 60 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 17 were vaccinated. Specialist said, a vaccination isn't always 100 percent guarantee against the flu but it's a reliable start.

"It can lead to death it's just that serious especially in the older people and in the younger kids," said Sylvia Warren with NetHealth.

Hutson said she understands why the fear of death can cause panic, but she still believes in not getting vaccinated.

"To each it's own, I don't tell people how to raise their children I don't want anyone to tell me how to raise mine."

NetHealth representatives said, a big misconception with the flu vaccinations is if you get it, you'll get the flu. However that isn't true, but it is possible to get side effects from the vaccination, but that's not different than any other type of medication.

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