Flu Vaccine: 2012 Guidelines
Fri, 9/21/2012 11:15 AM
Recommendations for this year’s flu season urge parents to get all children ages 6 months and older vaccinated against the flu. Updated guidelines were published Sept. 10 in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Those who regularly care for a young child are especially encouraged to be immunized, the guidelines state. Children ages 2 years and younger are considered at high-risk for influenza-associated hospitalization. Other high risk groups include:
Here’s what you need to know about the flu vaccine this year, as outlined by the AAP:
For more information about the flu vaccine, visit the AAP’s website or consult your child's pediatrician.
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