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Is it generally recommended to vaccinate kids for the flu in September? When do flu vaccines become available? I thought it was usually more like early October, which would have been too late for the child in Florida.
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Is it generally recommended to vaccinate kids for the flu in September? When do flu vaccines become available? I thought it was usually more like early October, which would have been too late for the child in Florida.
Just checked - I got my flu shot on September 19 at a family practice where they also vaccinate kids.
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Is it generally recommended to vaccinate kids for the flu in September? When do flu vaccines become available? I thought it was usually more like early October, which would have been too late for the child in Florida.
I think it somewhat depends on the region you live in. I live on the west coast, where the flu tends to hit in force sometime in January. A nurse I knew said something like immunity peaks about 6 weeks and then starts to wane, so he recommended getting the flu shot in the first part of November. I usually get my kids vaccinated in Sept or Oct, as that's when they're in for their annual exam anyway.
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