CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has now made a strong, “full-out recommendation” that children between 6 months and 18 months receive the seasonal flu vaccine this year. This is in contrast to last year when CDC only “encouraged” the shot for this age group.
What about a vaccine for H1N1? Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC’s center for immunization says this new vaccine will be available in “reasonably large numbers of doses” by mid-October. No word yet on which groups of the population should have priority for recieving it.
PositiveTip: Make plans now to immunize your young ones–and yourself–against the seasonal flu. Check with your local healthcare provider for more information.