Flu Season is Here – Is Your Family Protected?
It looks like this winter is shaping up to be a busy flu season, so the sooner you and your children get your flu shots, the better. In general, the flu vaccine is universally recommended for children 6 months of age and older. The flumist nasal spray is an alternative to the standard flu vaccine and can be given to healthy children over 2 years of age (those without any underlying chronic illness such as: heart disease, asthma or reactive airways disease; people with medical conditions such as diabetes or kidney failure; or people with illnesses that weaken the immune system, or who take medications that can weaken the immune system).
Many of our offices are holding flu shot clinics with extended weekday or weekend hours. Be sure to call your pediatrician’s office to find out how they are scheduling their clinics this flu season. For more information you can watch Dr. Anthony Magit’s latest video on this year’s cold and flu season.
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