Children's Flu Vaccine Could Be Delayed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/16/06

Children's Flu Vaccine Could Be Delayed

As promised there should be plenty of flu vaccine available this year, but for little kids, there's a bit of a snag right now.

Today the American Academy of Pediatrics announced Fluzone, the flu vaccine for children, is facing a shipment delay until at least November. But that should still leave enough time for kids to get that protection by the time flu season peaks from December through March.

 For the first time, the CDC is recommending now that all children age six months to five years get a flu shot. And if it's their first ever flu shot they will need two doses four weeks apart.

The facts about Fluzone: Fluzone vaccine is indicated in persons six months and older for active immunization against influenza virus types A and B contained in the vaccine. The most common adverse reactions to Fluzone vaccine are soreness at the vaccination site that can last up to two days, pain, swelling, fever, Malaise, and Myalgia.

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