Yes, It's Time for Your Flu Shot
Parents need to know that their kids can’t skip the needle this year. Government health experts determined that the FluMist does not protect against certain influenza strains as well as a regular flu shot. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children's Hospital advises parents not to lie to their kids and say the shot won't hurt. Tell them "it might hurt a bit, but it doesn't last long and you can do this,” she said.
About Seattle Children’s
Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
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