Pediatricenter is now happily offering the quadrivalent flu vaccine (protecting against 4 strains of influenza) this fall. The flu shot is recommended for almost every patient (with rare exceptions) 6 months of age and older. When it's the first time your child is getting a flu shot under the age of 8, he or she should receive two doses of the vaccine separated by at least 4 weeks (this includes patients receiving a flu vaccine for the first time the previous year who only received one dose).
The intranasal flu vaccine (FluMist) is NOT being recommended this year due to past ineffectiveness.
Here is the vaccine information sheet from the CDC for the injectable flu vaccine we are offering:
Inactivated Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
and please visit the CDC's website for information about signs and symptoms of influenza:
Children, Flu and the Flu Vaccine
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