Why you’ll want to consider getting your child a flu shot this fall.
With autumn well upon us, so too is the flu season. Every year there are new flu strains or a variant of the old, which means we don’t have much immunity and so each year flu shots are recommended. And while for most, the flu usually just means a week in bed feeling horrible, for some the flu can be much more serious. Dr. Saul Greenberg, pediatrician, Hospital for Sick Children elaborates. “It is recommended that all children get a flu shot and in fact we know that children under two years of age, the severity of the flu and hospitalization is as great as adults over 65 years of age. So it is recommended that all children get a flu shot. Now children under nine years of age, if they have never had a flu shot at any time, they need to get two influenza vaccines about a month apart. Otherwise, one flu vaccine for other individuals every year is certainly recommended.”
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