Flu vaccine

  • Flu season has already begun. Please make sure to get flu vaccine to all your children. Severity of Flu can vary in each child and you can prevent the Flu by giving vaccine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any severe (lifethreatening) allergies, including a severe allergy to eggs. A severe allergy to any vaccine component may be a reason not to get the vaccine. Allergic reactions to influenza vaccine are rare.
  • Tell your doctor if you ever had a severe reaction after a dose of influenza vaccine.
  • Tell your doctor if you ever had Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome (a severe paralytic illness, also called GBS). Your doctor will help you decide whether the vaccine is recommended for you.
  • People who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting flu vaccine. If you are ill, talk to your doctor about whether to reschedule the vaccination. People with a mild illness can usually get the vaccine.

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