According to the CDC, the flu (Influenza) affects millions of people every year, sometimes leading to hospitalizations and death. So it’s important for you and your child to receive the flu vaccine every year.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Two doses are recommended for children 8 years-old and younger getting vaccinated for the first time.
After that, it is an annual vaccination. Remember, you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine. Get vaccines at your doctor’s office. Kids 7 years and older can get the shot at a participating pharmacy.