One Flu Shot or Two?

The seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu shots are combined this year, so that means fewer pokes (and better protection) for your kids.

Some kids will need TWO doses of the flu shot this year, some only ONE:

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations for this influenza season is based on previous vaccinations of season influenza and if your child received any H1N1. Please click here to see if your child will require a booster dose (2 doses) of the seasonal influenza vaccine this season seperated by at least 30 days. Children 9 years and older will only require 1 dose of the influenza vaccine.

Basically, if your child under the age of 9 years had ANY doses of H1N1 vaccine last year, and has had at least TWO seasonal flu shots in the past, he or she will only need ONE dose this year. If your child didn’t receive any H1N1 vaccine, you need to get TWO doses this year. If your child has only received ONE dose of seasonal flu vaccine (regardless of number of H1N1 doses) you need TWO doses this year.

We are happy to help you figure out this mess! Just give us a call 801 565-1162.

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