Why Is It Important To Give Flu Vaccine To Children?

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Why Is It Important To Give Flu Vaccine To Children?

While Corona vaccines are still under trial for kids, protecting children has become parents’ utmost priority during these challenging times.

 

Flu shots are essential for kids because the symptoms of Corona and Flu are almost the same, including fever, cold, and cough. And Flu vaccines may lessen these symptoms. Apart from this, many other reasons also advocate the importance of the Flu vaccine for children.


Flu Vaccine Helps Children To Stay Prevented From Getting Sick

Flu vaccination helps children avoid getting sick from various flu-related illnesses like viral fever, cough, and seasonal cold. The flu virus spreads easily and can be contracted within six feet of distance. Mild cases of flu infection can indicate low-grade fever, whereas, in severe flu infection, a child can get infected with life-threatening pneumonia.

Getting vaccinated with Flu not only prevents your child from Flu infection, but it also protects other people. Thus, it is the best way to keep your child protected from any flu infection. Doses of vaccine should be given in the sixth month and seventh month and after the child is one year of age it should be given every year.

Flu Fact: The flu vaccine is not only for a child; instead, anyone above six months can get the flu vaccines every year.


Try to get the Flu vaccine by the end of October. It takes two weeks to develop immunity against the flu viruses. However, if you miss the October dates, you may still get your family vaccinated for flu.


Side Effects of Flu Vaccine in Children

Side effects of Flu shots are usually mild in children and go off without any medical intervention. The mild side effects are as follows:

  • Pain, swelling around the injected area
  • Muscle pain
  • Low-grade fever
  • Headache.

However, please note that if your child is younger than 6 months, or suffers from any severe allergy, let your doctor know about this condition. Infants below the age of 6 months are not recommended for the flu vaccine.

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