Did you know that up to 40% of kids contract the flu simply by being in close proximity with each other? Children spend the most time together in a confined environment when they head to school. This is the basis for the experts stating that fall is the best time to get your flu shots.
Generally, back to school is the time when the temperature also starts dropping. Schools reopen on the cusp of the fall season, which is followed by the winter. The low temperatures can lead to an increased risk of flu and the common cold, and immunizing your kids against the flu is essential.
Children, in particular, resist the flu shots because of the fear of the needle. You are unlikely to find many kids who willingly head to the doctor if you tell them they will receive an injection. As a parent, you need to understand the importance of the influenza vaccine. Kids have to receive the vaccine at a young age, because the immune systems of older kids are likely to resist the vaccination. You can explain to your children that the flu shot is for their protection, because contracting the flu can lead to a torrid experience for them.
According to the CDC, over 100 children die because of the flu every year. This is an extreme case but it gives you an idea of the importance of the flu vaccine. Hence, because you should not skip flu shots and have to receive them once a year, schedule them before or around the fall season. You can receive the shot along with your child to give him/her a sense of comfort. You can be the best role model for your children, which will also make it easier for you to convince your kid to head to the pediatrician.
Call us today either of our two convenient locations to schedule your child's flu shot!
North Office Phone Number: 512-250-0220
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