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Say Boo! to Flu
and protect your kids with the flu shot!
Flu Shot Finder:
Did you know?
A flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months or older, including kids and teens.
Kids get the flu at a higher rate than almost any other part of the population, which is why it’s so important for them to get the flu shot.
The flu shot significantly reduces the risk of serious illnesses like pneumonia, hospitalization, and death due to the flu.
Kids with asthma or another chronic health condition are at a higher risk for serious flu-related complications. It’s very important for these kids to get the flu shot as soon as possible so that they don’t get sick in the first place.
The flu shot is inactivated, which means it doesn’t contain a live flu virus and can’t cause the flu.
Pregnant women can get a flu shot at any time during pregnancy.
The flu shot is safe for new moms and women who are breastfeeding.
It takes the flu shot about two weeks to help your body make antibodies to fight the flu virus. That’s why it’s important to get the flu shot by the end of October, before flu season ramps up.
Sources: AAP.org, CDC.org
For more information about the flu shot and the flu virus, visit:
HealthyChildren.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics
* We are Texas Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers. Members get a free flu vaccine. Non-member children 0 to 18 years of age are eligible to receive vaccines through our program if they have no insurance, have insurance that does not cover vaccines, or have Medicaid. For questions about VFC eligibility please call 832-372-9871. Please bring all immunization records. Eligible children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Adults and pregnant women who attend the event are eligible to receive a flu shot at no cost. Vaccines are limited by supply, staffing and time.