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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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A 43-year-old member asked:

Aren't doctors supposed to give children flu shots?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: We give flu vaccines to all our children, whose parents want them, beginning at 6 months of age.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you give your child the flu shot?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Certainly yes: Any child 6 months or older has the first priority to receive flu shot.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Do doctors get the flu shot for themselves and their children?

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Yes: The cdc recommends health care providers be vaccinated against influenza.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
My hospital insists that I get vaccinated against influenza every year
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A 35-year-old member asked:

If your child was autistic, would you give them the flu shot?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: There is no reason not to give a child with autism a flu shot. The only possible reason to not give a child a flu shot is if the child has an allergy to the shot or if it becomes too difficult to give the child a shot or a nasal spray ( an alternative used in young children).

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