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

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Normal babies can get their first flu shots at 6 months of age, and a second shot a month afterwards.

In brief: Yes

Normal babies can get their first flu shots at 6 months of age, and a second shot a month afterwards.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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!).

In brief: 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!).
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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In brief: Yes

Highly recommended.
It may not provide perfect immunity at this age, but it will certainly decrease the odds of a severe flu infection.

In brief: Yes

Highly recommended.
It may not provide perfect immunity at this age, but it will certainly decrease the odds of a severe flu infection.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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