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How often does my baby need a flu shot?
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In brief: 1 years
Children can begin to receive the flu shot at 6 months.
During their first flu season, infants should get 2 flu shots, 1 month apart. Thereafter, children should receive one flu shot each year.

In brief: 1 years
Children can begin to receive the flu shot at 6 months.
During their first flu season, infants should get 2 flu shots, 1 month apart. Thereafter, children should receive one flu shot each year.
Dr. Oluwatobi Amosun
Dr. Oluwatobi Amosun
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: 1 years
After 6 months, the aap and CDC recommend yearly influenza shots, since they are reformulated based on best predictions of the disease each year. They are usually available in october. Remember, the first time your child receives the flu shot, s/he needs one plus a booster one month later. If s/he only got one shot last year, s/he needs two this year for full protection!

In brief: 1 years
After 6 months, the aap and CDC recommend yearly influenza shots, since they are reformulated based on best predictions of the disease each year. They are usually available in october. Remember, the first time your child receives the flu shot, s/he needs one plus a booster one month later. If s/he only got one shot last year, s/he needs two this year for full protection!
Dr. Victoria Acharya
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Once a year
Babies over 6 months of age should get the flu vaccine each year. The first time the baby gets the vaccine, he should get 2 doses (given one month apart).

In brief: Once a year
Babies over 6 months of age should get the flu vaccine each year. The first time the baby gets the vaccine, he should get 2 doses (given one month apart).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 years
After the initial 2 vaccinations after 6 mos of age, routine yearly flu shots are currently recommended.
After the age of 2 years old, nasal flu vacccines are available if ther are no mediacal contraindications such as asthma.

In brief: 1 years
After the initial 2 vaccinations after 6 mos of age, routine yearly flu shots are currently recommended.
After the age of 2 years old, nasal flu vacccines are available if ther are no mediacal contraindications such as asthma.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 years
In the US, all people ages 6 month and up are now recommended to get the flu shot yearly.
Each year, the strain of virus that causes the flu changes and therefore you need to get a new flu shot yearly. Though everyone should get the flu shot, it is extremely important that certain high risk people receive it. For more information, look at the CDC's flu website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm#whoshould.

In brief: 1 years
In the US, all people ages 6 month and up are now recommended to get the flu shot yearly.
Each year, the strain of virus that causes the flu changes and therefore you need to get a new flu shot yearly. Though everyone should get the flu shot, it is extremely important that certain high risk people receive it. For more information, look at the CDC's flu website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm#whoshould.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
In brief: 1 years
The first year a child is immunized against flu they should get 2 shots about one month apart.
Then flu shots are given yearly.

In brief: 1 years
The first year a child is immunized against flu they should get 2 shots about one month apart.
Then flu shots are given yearly.
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Paul Trani
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 years
Babies should get their flu shot annually beginning at 6 months of age.
The first year your baby gets the flu vaccine, they will need to get it twice, with the two shots separated by at least one month. This is important to provide adequate levels of protection to the flu within your baby's body.

In brief: 1 years
Babies should get their flu shot annually beginning at 6 months of age.
The first year your baby gets the flu vaccine, they will need to get it twice, with the two shots separated by at least one month. This is important to provide adequate levels of protection to the flu within your baby's body.
Dr. Paul Trani
Dr. Paul Trani
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 years
2 doses 1 month appart the first year then annually for influenza vaccines.

In brief: 1 years
2 doses 1 month appart the first year then annually for influenza vaccines.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 years
Generally, once a year in the early fall, a new flu vaccine is available to protect your baby from developing illness due to that year's most common flu strains.
As the flu virus is prone to frequent mutation, the vaccine given the year before does not necessarily provide immunity to the following year's flu strains. For this reason, the vaccine may change yearly and be updated every fall.

In brief: 1 years
Generally, once a year in the early fall, a new flu vaccine is available to protect your baby from developing illness due to that year's most common flu strains.
As the flu virus is prone to frequent mutation, the vaccine given the year before does not necessarily provide immunity to the following year's flu strains. For this reason, the vaccine may change yearly and be updated every fall.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 years
Your baby should be vaccinated against flu every year, usually between september and november. Your baby needs to be at least six months old to receive the vaccine.
The first flu season your baby gets vaccinated, he/she should receive a booster dose about one month later. In subsequent years, only one dose will be needed.

In brief: 1 years
Your baby should be vaccinated against flu every year, usually between september and november. Your baby needs to be at least six months old to receive the vaccine.
The first flu season your baby gets vaccinated, he/she should receive a booster dose about one month later. In subsequent years, only one dose will be needed.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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