According to a recent article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), flu activity is at a high and is expected to keep on rising. Sadly, there have been five child deaths reported caused by the influenza virus this flu season. The AAP recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get the annual flu vaccination. Because it takes 2 weeks for protection from a flu vaccine to develop in the body, it is recommended that you get vaccinated soon after the flu vaccine becomes available.
Pediatric Center at Renaissance is currently offering the influenza vaccine to our patients. No appointment is necessary, but we recommend calling our office at 956-686-6100 to make sure we have vaccine available. Please check with your insurance to see if you’ll have any out of pocket expense.
Please don’t hesitate to come in and get your child vaccinated. Bring in your child’s immunization record and the medical team will determine if your child needs additional vaccines. The health of our patients matters to us and we are here to provide the care they need to keep them healthy.
For more information, please visit the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Public Health Matters Blog for steps on protected your child from the flu.