Do immunizations prevent the flu in children?

Yes. For children older than 6 mo appropriate influenza immunization is pretty effective in preventing influenza.
Yes. Only the influenza vaccine can help protect your baby againt the "flu". No vaccine will cover you 100% but if your child would get the flu it is generally a milder case. The current guidelines recommend the vaccine for any baby over 6 months of age.
Yes Flu Vaccine. Yes FLU VACCINE IS RECOMMENDED TO BE GIVEN TO ALL CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS AND IT DOES PREVENT FLU.
Yes. Flu shots are available for children older than 6 months of age. Although the shots can not gurantee 100% protection, they greatly increase your child's protection. In our region, the vast majority of chidren requiring hospitalization for influenza were either poorly or not immunized.
Yes. The flu vaccine is available for children 6 months and older. Protection from the vaccine is pretty good, but some children only get partial protection after the vaccine, and so might still catch the flu virus (although their flu symptoms should be milder).
Yes. The flu vaccine is recommended for all children over 6 months old and is the best prevention, but is not 100% effective. If everyone got a flu shot every year, we would rarely have epidemics. However, most people don't get flu shots. One other issue is that there are many different strains of the flu, and some years the vaccine may not "match" the infection.

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Will getting the Hib immunization help prevent the flu in my exposed baby?

No. Hib prevents against haemophilus influenzae which is a bacteria and unrelated to the influenza virus. To protect against the flu virus the actual flu shot is needed. Read more...
No. Despite the "flu" in h.Influenza bacteria, it has nothing to do with the flu.These are different diseases.Getting a flu shot if possible will help. Read more...

How can I prevent the flu from happening?

Flu shot. The best preventative measures are to get a flu shot and to avoid contact with infected individuals and surfaces they have touched, sneezed or coughed on, etc.. Read more...

What are the best ways to prevent the flu?

Flu shot, wash hands. The best way to prevent flu is to get a shot. Now is a good time to get one. Also, wash your hands with soap and water or use hand cleanser frequently, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating or anytime you may touch your face. Read more...

How can you prevent the flu from spreading?

Several answers. If you have the flu, stay away from other people to whom you can give it. If not, avoid exposure, but most importantly, stay current with your immunizations. If you develop early symptoms your doctor can prescribe oseltamivir or other antivirals as the strain in circulation seems sensitive. Read more...

Does oscillococcinum really help prevent the flu?

Uncertain. I have heard claims about oscillococcinum & have intended to try it but have no personal experience with it as yet. Zinc lozenges, airborne/generic, elderberry, astragalus, echinacea all seem to have beneficial effects against flu if taken at very onset of flu or as a preventive. [caution: do not use zinc nasal gel (zicam): there have been reported cases of irreversible loss of smell with its use]. Read more...
Oscillococcinum. In my experience as a homeopathic physician treating people, yes it does. But you have to take it when you first notice symptoms, not several days later. (similar to conventional flu meds, by the way). Cochrane reviews was lukewarm about it: "our findings do not rule out the possibility that oscillococcinum could have a clinically useful treatment effect" http://tinyurl.Com/lgr8lrx. Read more...

How can I prevent the flu before it becomes serious?

Flu. In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. Read more...
Prevention. The only way to prevent it is through vaccination and good hygiene. Once you get the flu, good supportive measures help a bit, like hydration. Anti-viral medication is rarely needed. Read more...

What measures can be taken to prevent the flu this year?

Flu prevention. Getting a flu shot, washing hands frequently, getting sufficient rest and minimizing exposure to coughs and sneezes will help reduce risk for flu. Read more...

What can I do to prevent the flu in the early stages of symptoms? Recommendations to prevent full blown flu?!

Flu shot. Best prevention against catching the flu is getting a flu shot yearly and during flu season make sure you wash your hands frequently if you are around other people and avoid people who may be coughing or sneezing toward you. Read more...

Does the flu shot prevent the flu?

Yes. The flu shot can be effective in prevention of whatever strains of influenza virus are covered the influenza combination used for that particular year. Even if one still catches the flu it is likely to be less aggressive. Read more...
Sometimes,however... Manufacturers have to predict which strains will circulate each year. This year's vaccine is thought to be only 10% effective. Even in the best years it doesn't always work. Flu vaccine temporarily reduces immunity and can have serious side effects. If you get it only get the single-dose vial form rather than the more commonly used multi-dose which has more mercury. See http://tinyurl.com/y8bufvlr. Read more...