Flu Shots?

I was talking with my sister and discussing whether or not her daughters (5&7) should receive flu shots. I've heard arguments from both sides listing pros and cons, what experiences has anyone here had? Thanks!

  1. [ deleted account ]1 year ago

    I'm pro flu shot! I don't really see a downside.

  2. callisy5 months ago

    I am not sure how comfortable your sister is with the topic, but I think she should. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu (influenza) vaccine for all children 6 months and older. Ideally given as soon as the vaccine is available each year. This year only the flu shot is recommended. While there is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved nasal spray vaccine that consists of a low dose of live but weakened flu virus, the CDC recommends against using nasal spray flu vaccinations because the spray has been relatively ineffective in recent flu seasons. Flu shots can be given to children 6 months and older. Side effects might include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given, low-grade fever, or muscle aches

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