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Ask the Pediatrician: Flu Roundup

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Where can parents find answers about the flu?

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Pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP​) have answers to your most pressing questions about influ​enza. Learn how the flu shot works for kids, when flu season begins, how to avoid the flu and where to get flu shots for your family.

Is it safe for a baby to get the flu vaccine in March and April, and then get the next season's flu vaccine in September?
By: AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases


Do college students and teens need a flu shot?
By: Flor Muñoz, MD, MSc, FAAP


Is it safe to get a flu shot if I am pregnant?
By: Datta Munshi MD, FAAP


Can my child get a COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same visit?
By: Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP


Why should my son get the flu shot at the pediatrician's office vs. a retail-based pharmacy?
By: Geoffrey Simon, MD, FAAP

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Last Updated
3/8/2022
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American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2022)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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