Whitefish Flu Shot & Vaccine Family clinic
Healthy kids are happy kids. All parents start thinking about the cold weather and the many types of illnesses it brings with it. Hand washing is not a great solution alone, especially after school starts.
According to the standards by the CDC, all children over the age of 6 months should receive flu vaccines.
The flu is a seasonal illness that can be easily prevented through the use of vaccines.
Influenza Flu Shot Symptoms
Get a flu vaccination under the supervision of a physician at Whitefish Family Doctor. Call us right away at (406) 334-2204 if your child has any conditions such as fever, fatigue, chills, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, headaches, or body aches. Stop a potential illness before it starts with a flu vaccine and gets our chronic care treatments and health care services.
In order to prevent the influenza virus from spreading and making your child ill, it’s recommended to have them immunized. Parents can visit our pediatric flu clinic in Whitefish, MT anytime to get your child protected with a vaccine.
Our doctors not only treat the illness but also educate you and your child on prevention practices from viruses and bacterial diseases in the future.
Statistics On The Danger of Influenza (FLU)
Flu illness is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal flu; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from the flu. Children commonly need medical care because of the flu, especially children younger than 5 years old who become sick with the flu.
- Complications from flu among children in this age group can include:
- Pneumonia: an illness where the lungs get infected and inflamed
- Dehydration: when a child’s body loses too much water and salts, often because fluid losses are greater than from fluid intake)
- Worsening of long-term medical problems like heart disease or asthma
- Brain dysfunction such as encephalopathy
- Sinus problems and ear infections
- In rare cases, flu complications can lead to death.
Information Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm
Flu seasons vary in severity, however, every year children are at risk
- CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 in the United States.
While relatively rare, some children die from the flu each year.
- Since 2004-2005, flu-related deaths in children reported to CDC during regular flu seasons have ranged from 37 deaths to 183 deaths.
Have Questions? Need Help? Call Us At (406) 334-2204
Book an appointment online or simply walk into Whitefish Family Doctor clinic for complete child health care solutions.