Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-01

Q.

flu vaccine for 4 year old

hi doc
my son has just turned 4 and last week had flu so i kept him home. what i want to know is, do you recommend i still take him for a flu vaccine in this time? also, i am very sick with flu at the moment and wondering should i go now as well? (neither of us have ever had the vaccine before).

thanks doc

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

In spite of you both having flu recently it may not be the flu which affected the northern hemisphere during their recent winter. So it would be a good idea for both of you to have the flu vaccination.We still have a long winter ahead of us.

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