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A 43-year-old member asked:

Aren't doctors supposed to give children flu shots?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: We give flu vaccines to all our children, whose parents want them, beginning at 6 months of age.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Odd question: This procedure is usually performed by a nurse, but might be done by a doctor.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Or pharmacists!
May 29, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu Shots: Where I work - corpsmen and LPN's administer vaccines and the Flu shot. For us doctors who haven't given shots in a long time - you might want to opt for the nurse or other medical person who does them more often.

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A 41-year-old female asked:

Should i give my children the flu shot?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: During the season the flu affects a large volume of the population & causes upwards of 30 + deaths/yr in the us alone. The vaccine must change on a regular basis to keep up with mutations/variations in the flu strains that prevent prior illness from making you immune. The vaccine is effective in preventing the strains in the vaccine but may not cover every strain around.
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Can you give your child the flu shot?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Certainly yes: Any child 6 months or older has the first priority to receive flu shot.

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