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Appropriate vaccination for seasonal influenza for a 3.5 yr old child

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Posted on Tue, 2 Oct 2012
Question: Whats the appropriate vaccination for seasonal influenza for a child of 3.5 years
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Answered by Dr. Abid (33 minutes later)
Hi XXXXXXX,

Regarding your concern, I want to tell you that children aged 6 months through 8 years require 2 doses of influenza vaccine (administered a minimum of 4 weeks apart) to optimize immune response.

The vaccine is available in injectable form and intranasal form.

Therefore, you should consult your nearby Pediatrician to vaccinate your child.

Do write back in case you have follow up queries to ask.

Regards.

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Appropriate vaccination for seasonal influenza for a 3.5 yr old child

Hi XXXXXXX,

Regarding your concern, I want to tell you that children aged 6 months through 8 years require 2 doses of influenza vaccine (administered a minimum of 4 weeks apart) to optimize immune response.

The vaccine is available in injectable form and intranasal form.

Therefore, you should consult your nearby Pediatrician to vaccinate your child.

Do write back in case you have follow up queries to ask.

Regards.