If you are the parent of a young child, flu season can be a nerve-wracking time for you. While everyone around you might be getting sick, you might feel as if there is no sure way to shield your child from illness. You may be tempted to keep away from people or stay indoors until the flu season is over. There is, however, a better option – getting your child vaccinated against the flu.
If your child is between the ages of 6-35 months of age, than you might think there is no flu vaccination available for your child. Thankfully, there is “Sanofi Fluzone” – it’s designed to be safe for young infants, so that they took can avoid the dangers of flu season.
“Flumist” is a nasal spray designed to vaccinate those who are ages 4 to 49 against the flu. It has been shown to be highly affective – up to 92%. It is currently the only vaccination of its kind, and is actually shown to be more effective in children than a classic needle shot vaccine.
Ask your doctor about these particular varieties of flu vaccinations that are safe for your young child. If your family doctor does not have these brands available, or any pediatric-friendly influenza vaccinations at all, check online retailers to purchase them. Many online stores that offer medical supplies will also offer these vaccinations for a low cost.
You shouldn’t have to worry about your child’s safety for months on end, avoiding crowds, friends, family, and neighbors. Don’t let your infant or young child be subject to influenza this season – make sure they are protected with a flu shot or nasal spray that is right for them. Ask your doctor as soon as possible about the available options that are right for your young child.