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Flu Shots for Babies

Winter is coming, and I'm worried that my baby will get sick. Should she get the flu shot?



Unless your child has an underlying chronic condition such as asthma that might make the flu rougher for her, I don't think the vaccine is worthwhile. First, if the vaccine isn't formulated for the particular flu strain that appears in any given year, it's likely to be ineffective. It's also a pain in the butt, since it has to be given every year by injection. While this is my personal opinion, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies between 6 and 23 months get a flu shot annually.

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Pediatrician Michel Cohen, M.D., answers questions about your baby.

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