Pediatric Flu Vaccine
According to the Academy of Pediatricians, childhood immunization has been called our society’s greatest healthcare achievement. It has led to the reduction or eradication of once common childhood diseases.
One of these diseases, Influenza, is the name for the family of viruses that causes "the flu." Current vaccines only give protection against specific influenza viruses. The flu vaccine is now recommended for children ages 6 months and older. The novel influenza A strain, commonly referred to as "H1N1" also causes similar "flu" symptoms. Currently, all flu vaccine preparations will protect against both seasonal and H1N1 influenza. The science of immunizing our children is a rapidly changing field. For this and many other reasons it is important to continue to learn about vaccinations.