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Flu Vaccines Recommended for Kids, Too

By Kristan Appleford
 
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Always consult with your family doctor, who knows the medical history of your child, before deciding on a flu shot. Your physician will know which type of vaccine your child should receive and will answer any questions you may have about flu protection.

Sources:

The Mayo Clinic. Does My Child Need a Flu Shot? Web. 31, Oct. 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/flu-shots/HQ00700

Center for Disease Control. Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine. Web. 31, Oct. 2011.
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm

Reviewed November 1, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Anonymous

Interesting article by a former FDA doc
http://healthjournalclub.com/?p=987
explaining why pregnant women should never receive the flu vaccine.

November 1, 2011 - 8:10am
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