Ask a doctor: Q: What do you think about immunizations or flu shots for my children?

Ask a doctor: Q: What do you think about immunizations or flu shots for my children?

May 9th, 2013 By Dr. Wayne Kelly in Life Entertainment

Q: What do you think about immunizations or flu shots for my children?

A: It is very important to make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations. Recently, there has been a rise in the incidence of pertussis, which is being linked to delayed or rejection of vaccination. Annual flu shots are recommended for anyone older than 6 months of age. Vaccines are a safe and effective way to reduce the risk of diseases in children.

- Dr. Wayne Kelly, Peerless, Pediatrics; member, Tennessee Medical Association

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