Cape Cod Pediatric Medicine and Health Care
Kenneth P. Colmer, M.D   •  Mathew Baldasaro, D.O.   •  Karin R. Gilbert, M. D.   •  Paul L. Marz, M.D.   •  Lori Zito, M. D.
Michael Dillon, P. A.   •  Mieke Ackell, NP   •  Sandy Hebenstreit, NP

Cape Cod Pediatricians, Family Doctors

Flu Information

Phone: 508.394.2116   Fax: 508.760.1919
237 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Recommended for ages 6 months and older

  • This is an inactivated vaccine that cannot cause the flu
  • Side effects include redness and soreness at the site, low grade fever, and aches. Symptoms can last 1 to 2 days

Nasal Mist

  • Recommended for healthy people age 2 to 49 years
  • This is made from weakened viruses and cannot cause the flu
  • Side effects include runny nose, mild wheezing, and occasionally headache, vomiting, and muscle aches
  • Children with asthma should not receive the nasal mist vaccine

 High risk patients include:

  • All children 6 months to 59 months (under 5 years)
  • Children with chronic medical conditions including: asthma, diabetes, neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, heart disease, kidney disorders, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, chronic lung disease, and blood disorders
  • Household contacts of high risk children (including caregivers of children less than 6 months)

Children who should not be vaccinated:

  • Children with moderate to severe illness with fever
  • Children allergic to eggs

 

For more information, please visit the CDC website:

Seasonal Flu

 

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