Flu Shots- Yay or Nay?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Flu Shots- Yay or Nay?
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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 8:58am

As soon as the updated seasonal flu vaccine becomes available, parents should bring children aged 6 months and older to get vaccinated, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The AAP now recommends that kids be protected against the flu with either the trivalent vaccine, which contains three strains of the virus, or with a new quadrivalent vaccine that offers protection against four strains of flu.

New Guidelines About Kids and Flu Shots: What You Need to Know- http://www.ivillage.com/kids-and-flu-shots-aap-releases-new-guidelines/6-a-545978

Are you planning to get your children the flu vaccine this year?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 09-09-2013 - 9:18am

How about... I don't know?  LOL  The last few years we have not gotten them.  I'm thinking we may go that route this year too, but I have not fully decided.