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How many times do my children have to get the flu shot in a year?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Sep. 10, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (6)
  • This year may be a bit different with the H1N1 vaccine. For the regular seasonal flu vaccine, the first time your child gets the vaccine he/she will need to get two doses, spaced about four weeks apart for full immunity. Then, for the H1N1 vaccine that is coming out, initial reports were again, two shots, but I've also heard three for kids. So you'll want to check with your pediatrician for sure. And, I would document whether your child had any reaction (fever, fussiness, etc.) so you'll know in the future. I use a digital format to record this (HealthVault) but however you note it, do so. You'll be amazed at how fast you can forget.

    Answer by lwild at 8:08 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • once a year unless under a year old then twice

    Answer by Lovebeingmomto1 at 2:57 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • once. my daughter got 2 half shots the first tiem though either because of her age or because it was her first. not sure which.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Only once a year.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 2:59 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • The first set of flu shots are given twice and they are given a month or two (Cant remember exactly) apart to help the child build immunity.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 3:01 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Twice the first time, one month apart. Once every year thereafter.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:08 PM on Sep. 10, 2009