The AAP is recommending influenza vaccine for all children over the age of 6 months. This is especially important for those with asthma or any chronic medical condition. Dr Thomas also thinks it prudent to vaccinate all high risk children and those in school and day care where exposure is a sure thing.
This year’s trivalent influenza vaccine contains A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)–like antigen (derived from influenza A [H1N1] pdm09 [pH1N1] virus); A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)–like antigen; and B/Wisconsin/1/2010–like antigen. The influenza A [H3N2] and B antigens differ from those contained in the 2010–2011 and 2011–2012 seasonal vaccines.
We have flu vaccine clinics (only the flu vaccine is given at these clinics) on Saturdays from 2pm until 5pm. Call and book your appointment!