It’s that time of year again—flu season. The fever, chills, body aches and cough that can make you and your child miserable are not just minor annoyances. The illness can be devastating, particularly for young children whose immune systems are not yet strong enough to fight off the virus.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 184 children died of complications associated with influenza in the 2017-2018 flu season, the most deadly flu season in decades.
If you’re wondering whether your child should be vaccinated against the flu, you may find yourself encountering lots of differing opinions. Let’s take some time to debunk some of the myths and misinformation about children and the flu vaccine.