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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.
Neshwa Rajeh, MPH; Anne Bendelow, MPH; Marie E. Heffernan, PhD; Sadiqa Kendi, MD; Amy L. Hill, MS, MPH; Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP; Michelle L. Macy, MD, MS
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058867
Karen Lin, MD; Michelle J. White, MD, MPH; Katelyn M. Holliday, PhD; Lisa S. Parnell, MD, MPH; Victoria M. Parente, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006590
Bronwyn S. Bedrick, MD, MSCI; Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD; Sarah Polk, MD, ScM, MHS
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058172
Julia M. Nathe, MD; Tira T. Oskoui; Elliott Mark Weiss, MD, MSME
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058067
Kathryn A. Riman, PhD, RN; Stephanie K. Doupnik, MD, MSHP; Ann M. Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN, FAAN; Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006602
Tran H.P. Nguyen, MD; Beverly R. Young, MD; Amy Alabaster, MS, MPH; David R. Vinson, MD; Dustin G. Mark, MD; Patrick Van Winkle, MD; Adam L. Sharp, MD, MSc; Judy Shan, BS; Adina S. Rauchwerger, MPH; Tara L. Greenhow, MD; Dustin W. Ballard, MD, MBE
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058495
Zachary H. Fusfeld, MPH; Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc; Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI; Esther K. Chung, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006626
Veronica M. Mruk, MD; Kelly A. Wise, PharmD, BCACP; Kyla Driest, MD, MEd; Edward J. Oberle, MD, RhMSUS; Stacy P. Ardoin, MD, MS; Cagri Yildirim-Toruner, MD; Vidya Sivaraman, MD; Jack Stevens, PhD; Alec McGinnis; James Gallup, MBA; Brockton Mitchell, MBA; Stephanie Lemle, MBA; Sarah Jones; Jackie Maher, RN; Elise D. Berlan, MD, MPH; Fatima Barbar-Smiley, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-054294
Amy M. Beeson, MD; Julia Haston, MD, MSc; David W. McCormick, MD, MPH; Mary Reynolds, PhD; Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, MPH; Andrea M. McCollum, PhD; Shana Godfred-Cato, DO
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-060179
Sriram Ramgopal, MD; Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS; Kristin Kan, MD, MPH, MSc; Tracie Smith, MPH; Carolyn C. Foster, MD, MS
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006835
Sharyn E. Parks, PhD, MPH; Carla L. DeSisto, PhD, MPH; Katherine Kortsmit, PhD; Jennifer M. Bombard, MSPH; Carrie K. Shapiro-Mendoza, PhD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057771
Desiree Yeboah, MD; Corrie McDaniel, DO; K. Casey Lion, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-007014
Victoria Parente, MD, MPH; Karen Wilson, MD, MPH; Patrick Brady, MD, MSc
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-007019
Andrea E. Green, MDCM; Tobey A. Audcent, MD, DTMH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059255
Natasha Ruth Saunders, MD, MSc; Sima Gandhi, MSc; Susitha Wanigaratne, PhD; Hong Lu, PhD; Therese A. Stukel, PhD; Richard H. Glazier, MD, MPH; Jennifer Rayner, PhD; Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSc
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057441
Victoria A. Rodriguez, MD; Lindsay R. Koressel, MD, MEd; Alanna Higgins Joyce, MD, MPH, MST
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006857
Paulina Tran, DO; Terri Brown-Whitehorn, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059346I
Isaiah Ingram, MD; Girish Vitalpur, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059346CCC
Ashley Lee, MD; Scott Sicherer, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059346AA
Kim Nguyen, MD; Terri Brown-Whitehorn, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059346Y
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