"Flu Vaccine Effective for Kids"

Influenza vaccine works in children under five years old in new study

(dailyRx News) No vaccine is completely effective, so it’s helpful to understand how effective different vaccines are when people decide whether to get vaccinated. Until now, there has been little information about the flu vaccine’s effectiveness for children.

A new study found that the flu vaccine is effective in children under 5 years old and particularly for children under 2 years old.

The flu vaccine is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Children getting the flu vaccine for the first time are recommended to receive two doses, at least a month apart, to receive as much protection as possible against the flu.

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