Elementary School Years: Ages 7 Through 10

From ages 7 through 10, your child should continue to get a flu vaccine every year, by the end of October if possible. If your child had all recommended vaccines through age 6, it’s not necessary to get additional doses during these years. However, if your child has missed any vaccines, work with your doctor or nurse to make sure he or she gets caught up. Schedule an annual well visit with your child’s pediatrician.

Recommended Vaccines Protect Against This Disease:

About the flu:

  • Flu is a potentially serious, contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can lead to hospitalization and even death.

  • Every year, millions of people get the flu, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized, and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes.

  • Flu vaccination can prevent illness, doctors’ visits, missed work and school, as well as flu-related hospitalizations.

  • Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated death in children by nearly half, according to a recent CDC study.

Flu vaccine recommendations:

  • CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a yearly seasonal flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible, to ensure the best available protection against flu.

  • Children 6 months through 8 years getting vaccinated for the first time and those who have only previously gotten one dose of vaccine should get two doses of flu vaccine, spaced at least 28 days apart.

To learn more about protecting you and your family from flu each year, check CDC’s annual recommendations or talk to your doctor.

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Flu vaccine Every year, by the end of October if possible.

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