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.
- Healthy Children The Flu
- Healthy Children Which Flu Vaccine Should My Children Get This Year?
- Healthy Children Flu: A Guide for Parents of Children or Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions
- CDC Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2020–21 Influenza Season
Photo from Nicklaus Children's Hospital