Should I get a flu vaccine for myself, to protect my baby girl?

Yes, if... Your baby is still under 6 months of age. Infants do not get flu vaccine until 6 months of age.
Vaccine is important. You will still help to protect your baby even if she can get the flu vaccine. If you protect yourself from the virus you are less likely to expose your daughter as well. The flu vaccine isn't perfect, it is possible that your daughter could still get the flu even of she was vaccinated. The more people who are vaccinated the safer we will all be. .

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My 2 kids (boy, 12 years old & girl, 14 years old) got a flu vaccine last october 2013, when wil b their next shot of flu vaccine? . thank you...

Annually... They can get this years version of the flu vaccine when it becomes available... usually Sept/Oct. Read more...
Soon. Influenza vaccination is recommended every year. The influenza vaccine for the 2014-2015 Fall/Winter influenza season should be available beginning in September or October 2014. I would recommend receiving it when it is available. Read more...

My baby isn't up to date on vaccines, can she still get a flu shot?

Yes. No problem getting the influenza vaccine (flu shot) after 6 months of age. If first timer, she will receive a 1/2 dose and repeat again 1 month later. You can still get the other catch up vaccines at the same time! Read more...

Has anybody else's child get fever and sickness after they got the nasal flu vaccine!?

Adverse Reaction-flu. Upper respiratory symptoms including nasal congestion, fever, runny nose, etc. are listed as known adverse reactions to the live attenuated nasal flu vaccine, and many people experience this. The symptoms are usually mild, self limited and far less severe that a full flu infection. These symptoms are NOT expected as a result of the flu injection. Read more...
Nasal flu vaccine. The vaccine may give mild cold symptoms but is not known to cause fever. Read more...
Some Side Effects. We do see possibility of some side effects with flu vaccine, fever and mild congestion with sore throat. Keep in mind that the influenza virus can cause a week or more of high fevers and illness! The vaccine benefits are worth the risk also because the complications like pneumonia are lessened with the vaccine. Stay Healthy! Read more...

If my baby is 6.5 months old, should I get him a flu vaccine?

Yes. Flu vaccine is indicated for everyone over 6 months of age. Flu is particularly dangerous for infants and young children. And complications of influenza like ear infections and pneumonia are common in this age group. Read more...
Yes. Your baby can and should get the vaccine, unless he is severely allergic to eggs. The flu can be a very serious illness in young children, and is a common cause of hospitalization, and worse. The first year an infant receives the flu vaccine, they should receive a booster dose 1 month later. Read more...
Yes. Absolutely. Especially since influenza can be a more severe infection in the young and elderly. The flu vaccine is very effective, safe, and well tolerated, so i would certainly be sure to get your baby vaccinated (as well as all household family members!). Read more...
Yes. Highly recommended. It may not provide perfect immunity at this age, but it will certainly decrease the odds of a severe flu infection. Read more...
Yes. Normal babies can get their first flu shots at 6 months of age, and a second shot a month afterwards. Read more...
Yes. Absolutely! the flue vaccine will help protect your child from contracting a potentially serious virus. The more people we vaccinate the less likely we are to have an epidemic of flu. Vaccinating protects the most vulnerable people- the elderly and the young ones (less than 6 months who can't have the vaccine) from this disease. Read more...
Absolutely. Unless there is a severe egg allergy, the benefits of the vaccine far, far outweigh the risks of the disease! thousands of children die each year from influenza and most are unimmunized. Why take that risk. Do not let your child be the statistic. Read more...

Is there any particular time of year to get flu vaccine or can be taken any time? Also does it protect for whole year? Mean when to repeat?

As soon as available. The flu vaccine will generally protect against 3-4 strains of flu.That protection is good for at least a year and likely several, but only against the strains included in the vaccine.The flu mutates often, and every year 5+ strains circle the globe, so effectiveness of a given shot varies year to year, but must be given yearly to keep up with mutated strains. Read more...

When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

After 2. If there are no medical issues which preclude your child from using the nasal flu vaccine it is approved for ages 2 through 49. Read more...

3yo child has low neutrophils (and other low counts). Been instructed to continue to defer live vaccines. Can she still get her flu shot?

Yes, she can. She can receive the injected flu vaccine. It contains killed virus and so she will tolerate it. Actually, she should receive it, because the complications of the flu for her may be serious.. Read more...