Flu Shots have Arrived for 2019/2020 season
FLU SHOTS HAVE ARRIVED….
FLU Vaccines: Flu vaccines are normally available to all patients registered with our clinic. Please call the office to book an appointment as our walk in clinics are now finished.
****There is No Nasal flu shot this year in Canada; Public health is only providing the injectable flu shots this year****
If you miss this flu clinic, there will be more clinics posted weekly or please call the office to book an appointment with the nurse.
This year, one types of flu shot :
- Injected Influenza vaccine Quadrivalent vaccine (covers 4 strains of flu virus) is recommended to all children aged 6 months-17 years. Please note that when the quadrivalent vaccine is not available, the trivalent (covers 3 strains of flu virus) may be a suitable alternative.
Who Should get the Flu Shot: All children over 6 months of age should get the flu shot every year, unless there is a medical reason not to. Babies under 6 months of age are too young to get the flu shot. All children under 9 years of age getting the flu shot for the first time need 2 doses, 1 month apart.
Flu Virus in Children: Even healthy children and young adults can become seriously ill with the flu. Young children, especially under 5 years, are at the highest risk of serious illness and death from the flu. Children who have underlying medical conditions and those who have weakened immune systems also have a higher risk of serious illness or death from the flu. Children aged 6 to 10 years are most likely to spread the virus due to their close proximity to other children at school.
Flu Symptoms in Children: Children sometimes experience different flu symptoms than adults. If infected, they may experience high temperatures (over 39.5 C) leading to febrile seizures, ear aches, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.complain of ear aches or stomach problems. Newborns and babies may also develop a high fever without any other signs of illness.
For more information, ask your doctor.