Docs push flu vaccine for kids, AA and Calvert counties offer options
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents to get their kids vaccinated against the seasonal flu as soon as possible this year since last year proved to be a rough year for the flu.
Anne Arundel County schools are offering free FluMist to all elementary students Oct. 21 to 31. And Calvert County has scheduled flu vaccination clinics at several high schools in October.
“Parents should not delay vaccinating their children,” said pediatrician Henry Bernstein, the lead author of the AAP flu recommendations. “Influenza virus is unpredictable, and what’s most important is that people receive the vaccine soon, so that they will be protected when the virus begins circulating.”
To learn more read our post about getting the family flu shots this year in Maryland.