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Pediatric Collections: Seasonal Flu

Don’t let flu sideline your family. Take the first opportunity to get everyone immunized. Every parent has been there. You received email reminders about a flu shot clinic, but didn’t get a chance to make an appointment. Now your child has come down with a fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, headache, chills, sore throat and dry cough. Off to the pediatrician you go. All children over age 6 months should be immunized against influenza every year. The flu shot reduces the chance that your child will have to visit the doctor’s office for treatment by 50% to 75%. The average case of flu can last a week or more. Children under age 5 years and those with chronic health conditions are at greater risk of problems from the flu. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children ages 6 months to 8 years receive two doses of influenza vaccine their first season, given four weeks apart. Thereafter, only one shot a year is needed. Children ages 9 years and older should receive one dose. It is safe for children with egg allergy to receive the influenza shot, according to the AAP.
Vasco S. Abreu, MD; Eduarda Pinto, MD; Cármen Carvalho, MD; José E. Alves, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e658
Timothy G. Elgin, DO, MSc; Jennifer N. Berger, DO; Brady A. Thomas, MD; Tarah T. Colaizy, MD; Jonathan M. Klein, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e661
Saivaroon Gajagowni, BS; Pooja Nair, BS; Alka C. Bapat, MD; Akshaya J. Vachharajani, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e677
Subhash Chandra Shaw, DM; Shridhar Gopalakrishnan, DM; Vishal Vishnu Tewari, DrNB
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e689
Rachel Schwemberger, MD; Priscilla Joe, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e692
Priya Tiwari, MD; Katerina Dwyer, MD; Brett Siegfried, MD; Samantha A. Schrier Vergano, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e696
Tyler Lueck, MD; Brett C. Young, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e699
Shivani Bajpai, MD; Kausik Mandal, MD, DM; Kirti M. Naranje, MD; Anita Singh, MD DNB
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e703
Jonathan C. Levin, MD, MBI; Christina Cavanaugh, RRT-NPS; Kathryn Malpocher, CPNP-PC; Kristen T. Leeman, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e708
Thomas Freije, MD; Feenalie Patel, MD; John Christenson, MD; Michele Saysana, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2020-003152
Thomas B. Mike, MD; Prabi Rajbhandari, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004930
Michael Chmielewski, MD; Jessica VanNostrand, MD; Matthew Hollander, MD, MHA
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004937
Anuradha Rajagopalan, MD; Sarah C. Christenberry, MD; Venkataraman Ramachandran, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004977
Hannah Major-Monfried, MD; Suzanne Friedman, MD; Scott Moerdler, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004985
Mahvish Q. Rahim, MD; Jacquelyn D. Lajiness, MD, PhD; Amanda J. Saraf, DO; Riddhi Shukla, MD, MPH; Rebecca S. Rose, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-005020
Minh H. N. Nguyen, DO, MS; Nicholas B. George, MD, MPH; Joseph D. Fakhoury, MD; Berrin Ergun-Longmire, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-005045
Blair Simpson, MD; Angela M. Statile, MD, MEd; Amanda C. Schondelmeyer, MD, MSc
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-005314
Olive S. Eckstein, MD; Jennifer Picarsic, MD; Carl E. Allen, MD, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-005367
Antwon T. Chavis, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-005488
Jonathan Sheu, MD; Dorian Cohen, MD; Ted Sousa, MD; Kelly L. D. Pham, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2022-005657
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