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Vaccine FAQs: The Flu

It’s best to get vaccinated before the start of the flu season. While the timing of flu season can vary, getting vaccinated by the end of October helps ensure that you are protected before flu activity increases. Since some young children may require a second dose given at least 4 weeks apart, they should receive the flu vaccine early to...
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Are you wondering should teens get a flu vaccine? The answer is yes! The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Healthy people are still at risk for contracting the flu and suffering serious complications. Ideally, preteens and teens should receive the flu vaccine in October, before the flu season starts.  ...
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Yes – the flu vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers. The flu vaccine can help protect the mother from getting the flu and exposing her baby, and also provides direct protection for the baby though antibodies, which can be passed from mother to baby during breastfeeding. Flu prevention should always be taken seriously, as it is important to keep our...
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