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Opting For The Flu – Food for thought

October 10, 2018 | Health & Safety | 0 comments | Author:

You buckle your child up every time you get into the car even though you’ve never had an accident.  Why?

IMG_0763 (2)Because you know that even if you’ve never had an accident, car restraints are the best way to keep your child safe. Sometimes seat belts may actually cause an injury during an accident, but they save lives.  So you buckle up your kids.

Last year 80,000 people in the U.S. died of flu related complications, some of them children, and there are already deaths being reported as the flu season begins anew.

Even though you may never have had the flu, nor has your child, you give your child the best chance of being safe from the harmful effects of flu, and even death, by making sure she has her flu vaccine.  Flu vaccine side effects are extremely rare and usually are mild.  Slight redness and swelling at the injection site.

You don’t gamble with your child’s safety while riding in the car.  Why would you gamble with your child’s health during flu season?

We have convenient times every day during the week for flu vaccines.  Please let us help you schedule an appointment today.  941-552-8341.

Extensively researched, evidenced-based information that you can trust about the flu vaccine, along with other vaccines, can be found on our website .  Or just give us a call so we can answer your questions and respond to any concerns you might have.

Dr. Weiss, Diane, & The Weiss Pediatric Care Team