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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.
Mary Anne Jackson, MD, FAAP; Gordon E. Schutze, MD, FAAP; COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2706
H. Dele Davies, MD; Carrie L. Byington, MD; COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1891
Aline B. Maddux, MD, MSCS; Laura Berbert, MS; Cameron C. Young, BS; Leora R. Feldstein, PhD; Laura D. Zambrano, PhD; Suden Kucukak, MD; Margaret M. Newhams, MPH; Kristen Miller, MS; Madyson M. FitzGerald, BS; Jie He, MS; Natasha B. Halasa, MD; Natalie Z. Cvijanovich, MD; Laura L. Loftis, MD; Tracie C. Walker, MD; Stephanie P. Schwartz, MD; Shira J. Gertz, MD; Keiko M. Tarquinio, MD; Julie C. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD; Michele Kong, MD; Jennifer E. Schuster, MD; Elizabeth H. Mack, MD; Charlotte V. Hobbs, MD; Courtney M. Rowan, MD, MScr; Mary A. Staat, MD; Matt S. Zinter, MD; Katherine Irby, MD; Hillary Crandall, MD, PhD; Heidi Flori, MD; Melissa L. Cullimore, MD; Ryan A. Nofziger, MD; Steven L. Shein, MD; Mary Glas Gaspers, MD; Janet R. Hume, MD, PhD; Emily R. Levy, MD; Sabrina R. Chen, BA; Manish M. Patel, MD; Mark W. Tenforde, MD, PhD; Edie Weller, PhD; Angela P. Campbell, MD, MPH; Adrienne G. Randolph, MD; for the Overcoming COVID-19 Investigators
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057798
Maximilian Stich, MD; Louise Benning, MD; Claudius Speer, MD; Sven F. Garbade, PhD; Marie Bartenschlager; Heeyoung Kim, PhD; Florian Gleich, MSc; Kathrin Jeltsch, PhD; Bettina Haase, MSc; Aleš Janda, MD; Hanna Renk, MD; Roland Elling, MD; Paul Schnitzler, PhD; Tim Waterboer, PhD; Georg Friedrich Hoffmann, MD; Hans-Georg Kräusslich, MD; Barbara Müller, PhD; Ralf Bartenschlager, PhD; Burkhard Tönshoff, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057151
Shefaly Shorey, PhD; Esperanza D. Ng, BPsySc (Hons); Evelyn C. Law, MD; John C.M. Wong, MBBS, MMed (Psych); Kah Yin Loke, MBBS, MMed (Paeds); Wilson W.S. Tam, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-056540
James W. Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH; Matt Hall, PhD; Leigh M. Howard, MD, MPH; Alison Herndon, MD, MPH; Katherine L. Freundlich, MD; Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH; Derek J. Williams, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058167
Stephen G. Flynn, MD, FAAP; Mary Lyn Stein, MD, FAAP; John E. Fiadjoe, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057567
Nicole K. Yamada, MD, MS; Christopher JD McKinlay, PhD, MBChB; Bin Huey Quek, M. Med, MRCP; Georg M. Schmölzer, MD, PhD; Myra H. Wyckoff, MD; Helen G. Liley, MB, ChB, FRACP; Yacov Rabi, MD; Gary M. Weiner, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-056568
Kourosh Sabri, MB ChB, FRCOphth, FRCSC; Anna L Ells, MD, FRCSC; Elizabeth Y. Lee, MD; Sourabh Dutta, MD, PhD; Anand Vineker, MD, FRCS, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053924
Scott M. Sutherland, MD; Alexis S. Davis, MD; Diana Powell, RN; Jennifer Tanaka, RN; Mayna Woo, RN; Shellie Josephs, MD; Cynthia J. Wong, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-056570
Debra K. Katzman, MD; Tim Guimond, MD, PhD; Wendy Spettigue, MD; Holly Agostino, MD; Jennifer Couturier, MD, MSc; Mark L. Norris, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057494
Rayzel Shulman, MD, PhD; Meranda Nakhla, MD, MSc; Christina Diong, MSc; Therese A. Stukel, PhD; Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSc
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058349
Emanuele Amodio, MD, PhD; Dario Genovese, MD; Luca Mazzeo, MD; Luca Martino, MD; Vincenzo Restivo, MD, PhD; Giuseppe Vella, MD; Giuseppe Calamusa, MD; Francesco Vitale, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057394
Ashley G. Sutton, MD; Hunter G. Smith, MD, MPH; Melanie Edwards Dawes, RN, MBA, MHA, NE-BC; Megan O’Connor, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Andrea A. Hayes, MD; John P. Downs, MD, MBA; Michael J. Steiner, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006390
Jori F. Bogetz, MD; Anna Revette, PhD; Lindsay Partin, BS; Danielle D. DeCourcey, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006596
Daniel J. Shapiro, MD; Ann Chen Wu, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057926
Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, MD; Timo Klemola, MD; Petri Koponen, MD; Outi Jauhola, MD; Henrikka Aito, MD; Kristiina Malmström, MD; L. Pekka Malmberg, MD; Eero Rahiala, MD; Seppo Sarna, PhD; Anna S. Pelkonen, MD; Mika J. Mäkelä, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-055860
Kathleen E. Hannan, MD, MSCS; Sunah S. Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD; Stephanie L. Bourque, MD, MSCS
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058043
Hilary K. Brown, PhD; Simon Chen, MPH; Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC; Susan M. Havercamp, PhD; Susan L. Parish, PhD; Joel G. Ray, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Simone N. Vigod, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Lesley A. Tarasoff, PhD; Yona Lunsky, PhD, C.Psych
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-055318
Vanessa N. Madrigal, MD, MSCE, HEC-C; Kara Curry, MA, RN
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006734
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