The influenza (flu) vaccine is an important tool in helping to protect kids from the risks of the flu. It helps to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms, as well as lowering the risk of hospitalization and death in those who contract it. Vaccinating children against influenza is especially important, as they are more vulnerable to complications from the flu than adults. In addition, vaccinating kids helps to protect those around them by reducing the spread of infection.

Who Should Get Flu Vaccine

CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any flu vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is appropriate for the recipient’s age and health status.

Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of developing serious complications from influenza.