The flu has been a particular concern this season, as it’s hitting people hard in the U.S. (and elsewhere) – especially children, as a number of fatalities have been reported across the country.
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However, arming yourself with knowledge (and your child with a flu shot) can go a long way in ensuring your little one gets through this particularly nasty flu season unharmed. Let’s take a look at 12 facts that relate to flu in kids specifically…
1. The Vaccine for Kids Works
ABC News says the doctors it spoke with “said getting your child a flu shot is the number one way to make sure your child is safe from the flu,” period.
Even though there are many stories focusing on how the shot is not as effective as previous seasons, particularly against the dominant H3N2 strain, getting the vaccine will ease your child’s symptoms even if they do end up getting the flu, it adds.