Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: nono | 2011/05/05

Q.

flu vaccine

hi doc, is it adventageous to have my 21 month old boy get the flu vaccine? i''ve been getting different opinions, some of which suggest that it is not necessary to vaccinate.the past 3 months he''s had a cold or flu on and off. at the moment he is not sick

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are right, one does get mixed messages about flu vaccination in young children.It is regarded as a good idea for children of your son's age to get the flu vaccination especially if he will be in contact with other children through the winter months.

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