9 Things You Need to Know About the Flu Vaccine

Fall is officially here, which means it’s time to start thinking about getting flu shots for your family before your entire house is a cacophony of sniffles and sneezes. But, like most people, you probably have questions about the flu vaccine. Here are 9 things you should know:

 

The Flu Vaccine is the best Way to Protect Young Children

The flu virus can cause serious complications and death, even in healthy children. This is why it’s important to protect your child each year with the flu vaccine. Consider these facts: Each year, on average, 5% to 20% of people in the US gets the flu, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from complications. In the 2015-2016 season, 77 children died from the flu. Experts agree this may be a low estimate since many flu deaths are not reported or caused by flu complications such as pneumonia. Get More Information

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