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Is 3 years old child too young for the flu shot?


Posted by lizgh, 2nd April 2016


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  • Only my youngest who has Down syndrome gets the flu shot here as people with Down Syndrome have a lower immune system and are in general more prone to sicknesses


  • I’m not sure, you’d have to check with your GP.


  • I personally don’t but I give all other vaccines. Speak to your doctor for recommendations. if offered I think it would be fine


  • Yes! this year is the first year, mr3 and I had ours last week, and he did so well! Very brave! the first year they get one and then a month later get a second.


  • I don’t personally. I haven’t done enough research on it yet.


  • You are best to talk to a doctor or health nurse.

    I personally think it’s to young.


  • If you’re concerned, the best person to discuss this would be your early childhood nurse or GP.


  • My family gets the fluvax yearly & have been doing so for years


  • It was never something I considered until my son got very sick and ended up in hospital. His immune system is shot so to protect his as much as I can he gets the flu vaccine


  • Not too young – we’ve been vaccinating for flu since they were 1.


  • When our first bub was about 2 and a half, our family doctor recommended he have the flu shot .. so we gave it to him and I am SO glad we did. When a vicious (hospitalising) strain of Influenza went through our day care, he was one of the very few not to get it. He now gets it every year, as does his younger sister !!


  • Also, get lots of information from your GP beforehand, it does help to make a decision either way.


  • No way never have and never will!


  • We’re going oversease and I asked my GP today and he said that its upto me (which wasn’t really helpful) but he said babies can get it too. I have 6, 4,3 year old and 10 month old.


  • I don;t believe it is necessary to give kids the flu shot but you really should discuss this with your GP.


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