Flu Season is approaching quicker than we would like

so it is not too soon to get a flu shot!

 

Children should be vaccinated as soon as flu vaccine becomes available.

Its good practice to get your child vaccinated as soon as flu vaccine becomes available in your community so that your child will be protected by the time flu season starts. However, even getting your child vaccinated in December or later can be protective because the influenza season can last as late as May. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and for protection to develop against influenza virus infection.

 

Requirements for children Ages 6-59 months enrolled in pre-Kindergarten are to receive 1 dose to be given between September 1 and December 31of each year.

 

Click on the link below for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

for further FLU information 

 

 

 http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

 

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/a_flu_guide_for_parents.pdf

 

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/no-excuses-flu-vaccine.pdf