Flu Shots For This Season

By Ken Buben, President, Fancy Scrubs.com

This year the CDC is recommending you get another flu shot this year even if you received one last year because last year’s may have worn off.

Flu Shot

Flu Shot

The American Academy of Pediatrics last week recommended that all children over age six months be vaccinated, even if they had the shot last year. It said immunity can drop by as much as 50 percent six to 12 months after people get the vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that everyone who is eligible for the shot get another one.

Children 6 months to 8 years old normally need two doses of vaccine. Kids vaccinated last year will need only one, the academy said.

Who should be vaccinated? According to the CDC these groups of people should be:

  1. Pregnant women
  2. Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  3. People 50 years of age and older
  4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    1. Health care workers
    2. Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    3. Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

There are three different flu shots available:

So if you haven’t given it consideration this year; plan your flu shot before the season really kicks in and you will be wishing you had that shot.

About hightechnologyscrubs

I own and operate an online store that specializes in nursing scrubs, nursing uniforms, lab coats and clogs. The website includes New Balance, Gelscrubs, Jockey, Cherokee, Trend, White Swan, and the product line I am most proud of is a protecting fluid repelling scrub line from Vestex.
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