Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shelby | 2010-03-29

Q.

Flu vacination safe

Hi Professor,

Will it be safe to give the flu vaccination to my 3 year old son, who has Epilepsy?

At what age can you give the vaccination? I also have a 9 month old son.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The flu immunization is safe for your 3 year old son. Although the flu shot is safe for babies as young as 6 months, it is probably best not to give it before the age of 12 months.

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