It's very common for children to get influenza. And although most children recover, it may occasionally result in serious illness. In this episode we discuss the typical symptoms of influenza in children, considerations for treatment, and how to prevent influenza. At what age should children receive influenza vaccine? When? Which vaccine is best? Why does the vaccine need to be given every year? We answer these questions and more.

This episode written by Drs. Dean Blumberg and Lena van der List.

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Photo from Nicklaus Children's Hospital