Dr. Says Even Healthy Kids Should get Flu Shot

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 year ago

Flu season is here. Cases of the flu virus have already been reported in southern Maine.

Doctors recommend that everyone gets the flu vaccine, especially the elderly, pregnant women, and those who are around infants.

Healthy children should also get the vaccine. Pediatricians say even a child who has never had the flu can get it and develop complications.

“The actual influenza virus comes on and hits you like a ton of bricks you’re fine one day the next day you wake up and have a high fever you’re miserable even the healthiest of people can be in their beds for a week or so,” says Dr. Kristen Martin with Penobscot Pediatrics.

Doctors say infants under 6 months should not get the flu vaccine.


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