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Kansas City Flu Shots

Kansas City Flu ShotsIt's no secret that the cold & flu season is a time of much inconvenience and worse for millions of Americans across the country. And when it comes to Kansas City and surrounding areas, the scenario is no different.

What's worse is that in the case of the flu, little bodies such as those of your children can be affected much more seriously than in adults. The CDC recommends that children between the ages of 6 months and 18 years of age receive their flu shots. And that's why we at Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics stand ready to administer the annual influenza vaccine (flu shots) for otherwise healthy children in the Kansas City metropolitan area to prevent this from happening.

Why Should Your Children Get a Flu Shot?

As you can imagine, babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable to colds and flu, and should be shielded from these conditions as possible. And school age children are also particularly susceptible to cold and flu given that children are less likely to employ proper hand hygiene, may be sneezing among each other without covering their mouths in school, and so forth. And that's why we recommend that for school age children throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, parents seriously consider an annual preventive flu shot.

If your child suffers from asthma, or any other respiratory condition that may impair breathing, we also recommend looking into whether or not an annual, preventive flu shots would make sense for you and your family.

And while it is somewhat rare, if you or your child is suspected of having an allergy to eggs or chicken, while there are protocols to allow flu shots in these cases, be sure to bring this up to us before your flu shots are administered. Aside from this scenario, the decision to obtain a flu shot for your child is one we can counsel you through once you visit, but of course that decision is ultimately up to you.

Your child may experience mild, flu-like side effects from the flu shots that typically last 1-2 days.

Do You Have Questions About Flu Shots

The staff at Cockerell & McIntosh Pediatrics is available to answer any questions you might have about preventive flu shots for you or your child – and we have two offices for you to choose from for your flu shots, and this is convenient for all of our Kansas City area parents and their children. Of course, there are many questions you might have surrounding safety of flu shots and we're happy to answer them for you.

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