Should my baby get the flu shot?

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

A: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that everyone over six months of age take the flu shot. "I agree with the recommendations of the AAP and regularly give flu vaccines to my patients 6 months and older. It is the best way to protect children from getting the flu," Clare Bush, M.D., a pediatrician at Columbia University Medical Center Pediatrician said.