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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.
Madeline M. Joseph, MD, FAAP, FACEP; Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA; Sally K. Snow, BSN, RN, CPEN, FAEN; Brandon C. Ku, MD; Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MS, MBA; COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COMMITTEE, and the EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE; COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COMMITTEE, and the EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE ; Gregory P. Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP; James Callahan, MD, FAAP; Toni Gross, MD, MPH, FAAP; Lois Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP; Elizabeth Mack, MD, MS, FAAP; Jennifer Marin, MD, MSc, FAAP; Suzan Mazor, MD, FAAP; Ronald Paul, MD, FAAP; Nathan Timm, MD, FAAP; Mark Cicero, MD, FAAP; Ann Dietrich, MD, FACEP; Andrew Eisenberg, MD, MHA; Mary Fallat, MD, FAAP; Patricia Fanflik, PhD, MFT, MS; Cynthia Wright Johnson, MSN, RN; Sara Kinsman, MD, PhD, FAAP; Cynthiana Lightfoot, BFA, NRP; Charles Macias, MD, MPH, FAAP; Diane Pilkey, RN, MPH; Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP; Sam Shahid, MBBS, MPH; Elizabeth Stone, RN, PhD, CPEN; Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP; Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd, FAAP; Brian Moore, MD, FAAP; Ann M. Dietrich, MD; Kiyetta H. Alade, MD; Christopher S. Amato, MD; Zaza Atanelov, MD; Marc Auerbach, MD; Isabel A. Barata, MD, FACEP; Lee S. Benjamin, MD, FACEP; Kathleen T. Berg, MD; Kathleen Brown, MD, FACEP; Cindy Chang, MD; Jessica Chow, MD; Corrie E. Chumpitazi, MD, MS, FACEP; Ilene A. Claudius, MD, FACEP; Joshua Easter, MD; Ashley Foster, MD; Sean M. Fox, MD, FACEP; Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP; Michael J. Gerardi, MD, FACEP; Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, FACEP (Board Liaison); Melanie Heniff, MD, JD, FAAP, FACEP; James (Jim) L. Homme, MD, FACEP; Paul T. Ishimine, MD, FACEP; Susan D. John, MD; Samuel Hiu-Fung Lam, MD, MPH, RDMS, FACEP; Simone L. Lawson, MD; Moon O. Lee, MD, FACEP; Joyce Li, MD; Sophia D. Lin, MD; Dyllon Ivy Martini, MD; Larry Bruce Mellick, MD, FACEP; Donna Mendez, MD; Emory M. Petrack, MD, FACEP; Lauren Rice, MD; Emily A. Rose, MD, FACEP; Timothy Ruttan, MD, FACEP; Genevieve Santillanes, MD, FACEP; Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH, FACEP; Shyam M. Sivasankar, MD; Daniel Slubowski, MD; Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FACEP; Michael J. Stoner, MD, FACEP; Carmen D. Sulton, MD, FACEP; Jonathan H. Valente, MD, FACEP; Samreen Vora, MD, FACEP; Jessica J. Wall, MD; Dina Wallin, MD, FACEP; Theresa A. Walls, MD, MPH; Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS; Dale P. Woolridge, MD, PhD, FACEP; Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS; Cam Brandt, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN; Krisi M. Kult, BSN, RN, CPEN, CPN; Justin J. Milici, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN FAEN; Nicholas A. Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CTRN, CCRN, NRP, TCRN; Michele A. Redlo, MSN, MPA, RN, CPEN; Maureen R. Curtis Cooper, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN; Krisi Kult, BSN, RN, CPEN, CPN; Katherine Logee, MSN, RN, NP, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CNE, FNP-BC, PNP-BC; Dixie Elizabeth Bryant, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC; Maureen Curtis Cooper, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Kristen Cline, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN; Catherine Olson, MSN, RN
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059674
Leah K. Middelberg, MD; Julie C. Leonard, MD, MPH; Junxin Shi, MD, PhD; Arturo Aranda, MD; Julie C. Brown, MD; Christina L. Cochran, MD; Kasi Eastep, DO; Maya Haasz, MDCM; Jennifer A. Hoffmann, MD; Alexander Koral, MD; Abdulraouf Lamoshi, MD, MPH, MS; Steven Levitte, MD, PhD; Yu Hsiang J. Lo, MD; Taylor Montminy, MD; Sara Myer; Nathan M. Novotny, MD; Raphael H. Parrado, MD; Wenly Ruan, MD; Amanda M. Stewart, MD, MPH; Saurabh Talathi, MD, MPH; Melissa M. Tavarez, MD, MS; Peter Townsend, MD; Julia Zaytsev; Bryan Rudolph, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-056325
Benjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I, FAAP; Mark Vining, MD
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006929
Madeline M. Joseph, MD, FAAP, FACEP; Prashant Mahajan, MD, MPH, MBA; Sally K. Snow, BSN, RN, CPEN, FAEN; Brandon C. Ku, MD; Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MS, MBA; the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COMMITTEE, and EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE; AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE COMMITTEE, and EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE ; Gregory P. Conners, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP; James Callahan, MD, FAAP; Toni Gross, MD, MPH, FAAP; Lois Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP; Elizabeth Mack, MD, MS, FAAP; Jennifer Marin, MD, MSc, FAAP; Suzan Mazor, MD, FAAP; Ronald Paul, MD, FAAP; Nathan Timm, MD, FAAP; Mark Cicero, MD, FAAP; Ann Dietrich, MD, FACEP; Andrew Eisenberg, MD, MHA; Mary Fallat, MD, FAAP; Patricia Fanflik, PhD, MFT, MS; Cynthia Wright Johnson, MSN, RN; Sara Kinsman, MD, PhD, FAAP; Cynthiana Lightfoot, BFA, NRP; Charles Macias, MD, MPH, FAAP; Diane Pilkey, RN, MPH; Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP; Sam Shahid, MBBS, MPH; Elizabeth Stone, RN, PhD, CPEN; Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, FAAP; Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd, FAAP; Brian Moore, MD, FAAP; Sue Tellez; Ann M. Dietrich, MD; Kiyetta H. Alade, MD; Christopher S. Amato, MD; Zaza Atanelov, MD; Marc Auerbach, MD; Isabel A. Barata, MD, FACEP; Lee S. Benjamin, MD, FACEP; Kathleen T. Berg, MD; Kathleen Brown, MD, FACEP; Cindy Chang, MD; Jessica Chow, MD; Corrie E. Chumpitazi, MD, MS, FACEP; Ilene A. Claudius, MD, FACEP; Joshua Easter, MD; Ashley Foster, MD; Sean M. Fox, MD, FACEP; Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP; Michael J. Gerardi, MD, FACEP; Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, FACEP (board liaison); Melanie Heniff, MD, JD, FAAP, FACEP; James (Jim) L. Homme, MD, FACEP; Paul T. Ishimine, MD, FACEP; Susan D. John, MD; Madeline M. Joseph, MD, FACEP; Samuel Hiu-Fung Lam, MD, MPH, RDMS, FACEP; Simone L. Lawson, MD; Moon O. Lee, MD, FACEP; Joyce Li, MD; Sophia D. Lin, MD; Dyllon Ivy Martini, MD; Larry Bruce Mellick, MD, FACEP; Donna Mendez, MD; Emory M. Petrack, MD, FACEP; Lauren Rice, MD; Emily A. Rose, MD, FACEP; Timothy Ruttan, MD, FACEP; Genevieve Santillanes, MD, FACEP; Joelle N. Simpson, MD, MPH, FACEP; Shyam M. Sivasankar, MD; Daniel Slubowski, MD; Annalise Sorrentino, MD, FACEP; Michael J. Stoner, MD, FACEP; Carmen D. Sulton, MD, FACEP; Jonathan H. Valente, MD, FACEP; Samreen Vora, MD, FACEP; Jessica J. Wall, MD; Dina Wallin, MD, FACEP; Theresa A. Walls, MD, MPH; Muhammad Waseem, MD, MS; Dale P. Woolridge, MD, PhD, FACEP; Sam Shahid, MBBS, MPH; Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS; Cam Brandt, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN; Krisi M. Kult, BSN, RN, CPEN, CPN; Justin J. Milici, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN; Nicholas A. Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CTRN, CCRN, NRP, TCRN; Michele A. Redlo, MSN, MPA, RN, CPEN; Maureen R. Curtis Cooper, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN; Krisi Kult, BSN, RN, CPEN, CPN; Katherine Logee, MSN, RN, NP, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CNE, FNP-BC, PNP-BC; Dixie Elizabeth Bryant, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC; Maureen Curtis Cooper, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN; Kristen Cline, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN; Catherine Olson, MSN, RN
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-059673
Wade N. Harrison, MD, MPH; Victor S. Ritter, PhD; Kori B. Flower, MD, MS, MPH; Carl J. Seashore, MD; Skyler McLaurin-Jiang, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006509
Priya Tiwari, MD; Katerina Dwyer, MD; Brett Siegfried, MD; Samantha A. Schrier Vergano, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e696
Subhash Chandra Shaw, DM; Shridhar Gopalakrishnan, DM; Vishal Vishnu Tewari, DrNB
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e689
Shivani Bajpai, MD; Kausik Mandal, MD, DM; Kirti M. Naranje, MD; Anita Singh, MD DNB
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e703
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
Jonathan C. Levin, MD, MBI; Christina Cavanaugh, RRT-NPS; Kathryn Malpocher, CPNP-PC; Kristen T. Leeman, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e708
Rachel Schwemberger, MD; Priscilla Joe, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e692
Vasco S. Abreu, MD; Eduarda Pinto, MD; Cármen Carvalho, MD; José E. Alves, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e658
Saivaroon Gajagowni, BS; Pooja Nair, BS; Alka C. Bapat, MD; Akshaya J. Vachharajani, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e677
Tyler Lueck, MD; Brett C. Young, MD
Doi: 10.1542/neo.23-10-e699
Hannah Major-Monfried, MD; Suzanne Friedman, MD; Scott Moerdler, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004985
Thomas B. Mike, MD; Prabi Rajbhandari, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004930
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
Anuradha Rajagopalan, MD; Sarah C. Christenberry, MD; Venkataraman Ramachandran, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-004977
Antwon T. Chavis, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2021-005488
Thomas Freije, MD; Feenalie Patel, MD; John Christenson, MD; Michele Saysana, MD
Doi: 10.1542/pir.2020-003152
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