This podcast highlights the importance of all children – including those with special health care needs – receiving flu vaccinations. Children 5 years old and younger, especially those who are younger than 2, are at high risk of developing serious complications if they become sick with flu. Some of these complications include pneumonia, dehydration, worsening of medical problems such as heart disease, asthma, sinus problems, or ear infections.
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Get Your Flu Vaccine [4 MB, 4 min 16 sec]
Flu season is here and it’s time for most of us to get vaccinated. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in the US get influenza and several thousand die from the disease. In this podcast, Dr. Erin Kennedy discusses the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.