Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Algetha | 2011-05-16


Flu vaccinations

Afternoon Doctor

My son now 2yrs and 7 month just finished the antiotics prescribed.
He has just recently joined a creche and I am a bit concerned of all the bugs and viruses doing it rounds and being winter now tith the colds and flu''s.

Justy a few questions please:
1. can I take for the flu vac Was advised from a pharmist not to do so as it only recommed for kids from 6 yrs and older).
2. If it is possible, would it be advisable to take him now or rather wait till his fully recoverd (has a bit of a runny nose and slight cough)
3. Can u please recommend a very good vitamin tablets and or syrup that I could get to help boost his immune system. I have been uing biostrath and probiflora (probioitics not sure now) multivimins tablets since infancy stage.

Thanks for your assistance.

Expert's Reply



Your litlle boy should certainly have the flu vaccination. He is old enough to have this vaccination.He should not have the flu vaccination while he has a cold. Try him on Creche Guard as a good immune booster/vitamin combination.You will need to stop the other multivitamins when you start the Creche Guard.

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