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What Should I Do If My Baby Is Too Young For A Flu Shot
Shoot everyone else: Flu shots are recommended for anyone over 6 months of age. If your baby is younger that that, make sure everyone else in the household or has contact with your child gets the flu shot. Also for younger infants it is a good idea to avoid contact with anyone who has a cold if possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Yes: If there's no specific reason your child shouldn't receive the shot, like an allergy, then, yes, most definitely. Flu shots can be given yearly after 6 months of age. Not giving the shot is not the same as not taking a risk; you're just accepting the much larger risk of getting the illness and a serious complication. Besides hygiene/clean water, nothing compares with vaccines for health value. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How old do kids have to be to get a flu shot? I have a 6 month old. Is he too young to get a flu shot?
Get vaccine now: The cdc recommends that flu shots can start at 6 months of age. Your child should receive his first dose now, and then he will need another 28 days from the first. This second booster is required when a child is receiving the flu vaccine for the very first time. In subsequent years, only one dose for that year will be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I got a flu shot prior to getting pregnant, are any of the antibodies still passed to the baby?
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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