Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time to Schedule Your Child’s Flu Shot

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The  flu season is here and your child’s continued good health is very important to us.  The single best thing you can do to help protect your family members from getting the flu is to get the flu vaccine.  Please call our office at (949) 770-4242 to set up a time to come in and get your children vaccinated.

Why is getting the flu vaccine so important? Here are some facts you may not know. In the US each year:

  • Up to 1 in 5 people get the flu
  • More than 200,000 hospitalizations result from flu-related complications.
  • In the pediatric population, an average of 97 deaths occur each year from flu-related illness.
  • In the 2014-2015 season, more than 60% of flu related deaths occurred in otherwise healthy but unvaccinated children.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exception, receive a flu vaccination each year.

Please call our office today to schedule your child’s flu vaccine.

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