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When is a good time to give my preemie a flu shot?

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In brief: 6 months

...Same as full term baby.

In brief: 6 months

...Same as full term baby.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Since October to December.
Dr. Chandra Shekar
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: At 6 months from the

Chronological age that is from the time of delivery , baby at 6 months of age need to receive flu shot.
Until then it is recommended that whoexer comes in contact with the child need to be immunized with flu shot.. Also the flu shot is to be inactivated virus that means a shot and not the nasal vaccine.

In brief: At 6 months from the

Chronological age that is from the time of delivery , baby at 6 months of age need to receive flu shot.
Until then it is recommended that whoexer comes in contact with the child need to be immunized with flu shot.. Also the flu shot is to be inactivated virus that means a shot and not the nasal vaccine.
Dr. Chandra Shekar
Dr. Chandra Shekar
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 6 mos or more

It is recommended to give flu shots usually to babies 6 mos or greater in age.

In brief: 6 mos or more

It is recommended to give flu shots usually to babies 6 mos or greater in age.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. T. Allen Merritt
However, infants receiving the influenza immunization require two doses one month apart.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 6 months from birth

A first flu shot can usually be given when the preemie is 6 months old, counting from the day he was born.

In brief: 6 months from birth

A first flu shot can usually be given when the preemie is 6 months old, counting from the day he was born.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6 months

Flu shots are important for everyone, but especially so for infants and ex-preemies.
Babies cannot receive flu shots until 6 months of age. After that, flu shots are strongly recommended for all infants. Remeber that children who are receiving flu shots for the first time, need two flu shots one month apart.

In brief: 6 months

Flu shots are important for everyone, but especially so for infants and ex-preemies.
Babies cannot receive flu shots until 6 months of age. After that, flu shots are strongly recommended for all infants. Remeber that children who are receiving flu shots for the first time, need two flu shots one month apart.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flu shot schedule

Guidelines for premature infants are the same as for term infants, they are eligible for annual vaccination at 6 months actual age (not adjusted age).
It takes two weeks for the body to develop sufficient antibodies after a vaccination, and flu season may begin as early as october. Manufacturer's usually start shipping updated shots for the new season in august.

In brief: Flu shot schedule

Guidelines for premature infants are the same as for term infants, they are eligible for annual vaccination at 6 months actual age (not adjusted age).
It takes two weeks for the body to develop sufficient antibodies after a vaccination, and flu season may begin as early as october. Manufacturer's usually start shipping updated shots for the new season in august.
Dr. Jared Adams
Dr. Jared Adams
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Pediatrician

Ck with child's doctor.

In brief: Pediatrician

Ck with child's doctor.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Unless there is some other reason 6 months of age is the earliest age.
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