10 Things To Know About Flu Shots

10 Things To Know About Flu Shots

1. All children over 6 months need the shot this fall
2. Pregnant moms and babies are high risk for flu
3. Timing (hint: before Thanksgiving!)
4. Children with egg allergies can get shot
5. Flu shots don't - and can't - cause influenza infection
6. Lots of vaccine in the country available
7. Side effects are sore arm (or fever in 10-30% young kids)
8. Thimerosal is safe but you can get the shot without it
9. You Don't Want Influenza, really truly
10. Only shot is available this year, no nasal spray

 

To learn more follow the link to hear Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson discuss this year's flu shot:

http://seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org/2017-flu-season/

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