Flu Vaccine for Children

Should your child be getting a flu vaccine?

Flu Vaccines

Hi. I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. Now that fall is officially here, we can count on one thing.  More colds and flues.  It’s why hand-washing, rest and eating well is so important. And for children at higher risk, the flu vaccine is also important. Dr. Monica Naus, Medical Director of Immunization Services with the BC Center for Disease Control explains when children should be vaccinated.

“With respect to children, every jurisdiction in the country recommends influenza vaccine for children at 6 months to 23 months of age, and that’s because those children are most likely to be hospitalized if they develop influenza. But the other group of children who are important to provide influenza vaccine to every year are children with underlying medical conditions. So, children with asthma that requires care on a regular basis, children with other underlying heart or lung disease, diabetes, cancer, those types of conditions.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Monica Naus, Medical Director of Immunization Services with the BC Center for Disease Control.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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