Should school children have flu shots?
Post Date
23rd April 2014
Should school children have flu shots?

Q Should school children have flu shots?
A Germs can run rampant in the classroom during flu season when wintery weather often keeps kids indoors. And, with influenza spreading with coughing or sneezing and by direct contact with hands, it’s advisable to have your children vaccinated yearly, especially if they have other medical illnesses or are in an “at-risk” group. You should check with your doctor whether your child needs a flu vaccination. All vaccines in Australia must pass stringent safety tests to make sure they are safe to use, and the flu vaccine is approved to use on all children over six months of age. However, official guidelines advise parents of children with egg allergy, including anaphylaxis, to discuss the flu shot with their family doctor first.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.immunise.health.gov.au
www.nps.org.au