A lot of parents are reticent to get their children a flu shot this late in the season because of the belief that we’re almost at the tail end of it and cases of the flu are tapering off. While this might be true for past years, when the season hit its peak by February and tapered off, this is not true for the season we’re currently in. The 2017-2018 flu season continues to rage on, showing no signs yet of slowing down. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says there are some signs the flu will continue to get worse.
Flu season is almost here and everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated. You might have heard by now that Kelsey-Seybold has no FluMist nasal spray vaccine this year. It was found to be ineffective last year and is not recommended for the 2016-2017 flu season. However, it’s still important for children to be vaccinated. Here’s what you need to know and how you can prepare your child for the traditional shot.
Cold and flu season is right around the corner! Now is the perfect time to arm yourself and your children against influenza. While it’s important to take general health precautions like washing your hands, not touching your face, and steering clear of sick people, often these measures are not enough. A flu vaccine adds an important layer of protection against this miserable and sometimes dangerous illness.