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A 36-year-old female asked:

Hello we live in australia and want to know is it safe to get our 5 year old daughter the flu shot? some kids had bad reaction in 2010 to influvac one

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Each year the flu vaccine is a new strain, based on the type of flu that is expected that year. Talk with your doctor to make sure there are no contraindications, but, in general, getting the flu vaccine is safer than getting the flu!
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