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do i need to get flu shots for my children again this year? last year i got the flu shot for my 3 children. they did not ever get the flu. do i have to get them the shot again this year?

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sounds : Sounds like the flu shot worked for you children. Flu shots are recommended each year, unless there are medical contraindications, because the strain of viruses that cause the flu differ each year. Based on previous years outbreaks, an analysis is done to identify potential virus threats for the coming year so that the drug companies can manufacture a vaccine specific to the threat.
Answered on Dec 5, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
FLU Shot: I agree with Dr. Funari. Each year the composition of the influenza vaccine is different depending on predictions of what strains will hit. Having influenza is absolutely MISERABLE. Please keep protecting your children.
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get flu shots: Agree with Dr. Fowler, every one older than 6 months should get flu shot. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, if you do, and get HPV vaccine, if you are younger than 45-years. Wish you good health! Keep your and children's vaccination up to date.
Answered on Oct 26, 2018

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