Houston Kids, Do You Have Your Flu Shot?

flu shot at Houston's Medinet Clinic

Sick kids can mean missing important school days, taking time off work, and sometimes many doctors appointments. This season, protect your children from the flu virus by getting a flu shot at Medinet. They are a vital part of keeping children and families healthy, happy, and in school.

WHY DO KIDS NEED A FLU SHOT?

According to the CDC, children under the age of 5 are particularly prone to experiencing complications from contracting the flu virus. Complications can range from pneumonia, to sinus problems, to ear infections, and even worsening of existing conditions such as asthma.

The flu shot is the best way to protect children from contracting the virus and avoid complications. Children under 6 months of age, who are too young for their own immunizations, are still at risk of getting sick this season. The best way to protect those who are too young to be vaccinated is to make sure all other children and adults in the household have received their flu shots this year.

KEEP THE WHOLE FAMILY HEALTHY

While everyone should have an annual flu shot, there are some kids who are more likely to get sick. Kids who are more vulnerable to the virus should prioritize scheduling their immunizations annually. Children with asthma, blood disorders, weakened immune systems, neurological conditions, and who are considered obese are all at higher risk.

You can check if your child may be more prone to catching the flu virus on the CDC website. Even if your child is in perfect health, make sure to keep them healthy by scheduling an annual appointment with our Houston medical clinic before the end of every October.

Flu season is about to begin, so call in and schedule an appointment today. Flu shots are covered by most forms of insurance, and only $28 per shot without insurance at Medinet. Keeping your family healthy this season has never been easier. Come in today and keep the flu away!