Flu Vaccine Tips for 2016

It’s cold and rainy out and…Flu season is here.

For our kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics no longer recommends the nasal spray vaccine after studies showed that it wasn’t effective. So the alternative is a usual flu shot.

• For children age six months to three years, there is the e quadrivalent flu vaccine. This contains four strains of influenza.

• While most people with egg allergies can still get a flu shot, there is a completely egg-free injectable option that is approved for people age 18 years and older.

• For adults age 65 years and older, there is high-dose flu vaccine shot that provides extra protection against three of the flu strains, this is the trivalent flu shot.

If you are pregnant, you can still get vaccinated. Please talk to your doctors. While corner drugstores are convenient locations to get a vaccine, it’s important to speak to the medical professionals whether your health is appropriate for a vaccine. Be informed and educated.

Flu shots are essential preventative health care steps. Vaccine injuries can occur. They are rare, but real.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was set up to compensate those injured by a vaccine. There are strict deadlines. Three (3) years from the onset of symptoms and two (2) years from the date of death.

Gold Law Firm is a national vaccine injury law firm that assists people injured by a vaccine. We represent clients in all fifty (50) states. Please contact vaccine attorney Howard Gold for more information on whether compensation may be available. There are no fees or costs for representation.