Is 14 months too young to get the flu shot?

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Carla - posted on 09/30/2009

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No Christine, my son is 7 mo. and the Dr. gave him one. Actually they have to get 2 if it is their first flu shot but I dont know at what age that stops or if they have to have 2 anyway if it is their first.

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No. Flu shots can be given starting at 6 months, but you should probably talk to your doctor and find out what he or she recommends for your child. Keep in mind that if this is the first time getting the flu shot, they give two half-doses a month apart.

Angela - posted on 09/30/2009

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My suggestion would be to ask your doctor what he/she recommends. That's the best way to get an honest answer.

Renee - posted on 09/29/2009

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The CDC recommends everyone between the ages of 6 months and 25 years to get the flu shot. Now it is up to you and your views on vaccinations to determine if you will give your child the shot. You can find out more on both the flu shot and the H1N1 at the CDC Web site. I got the regular flu shot but we haven't decided what we are going to do with our son or if anyone in the family with get the H1N1 shot. Hope this helps.

Rebecca - posted on 09/29/2009

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i think they do it at 6 months so my son will be gettign it soon and my daughter wont be able to get it until feb but she'll get it then also.

Ryann - posted on 09/29/2009

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my daughter got her flu shot in four phases and she just got her last phase today she is 12 months i believe they started when she was six months

Desiree - posted on 09/29/2009

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No, my youngest got his first flu shot when he was about 10 months old. But when it comes to medications, it is always best to talk to the doctor.

Megan - posted on 09/29/2009

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well my sons dr. has told me that he actually gonna need to get both and he is only 7 months . i guess it all depends on wat the dr. says . like if he gets sick easily or if his sicknesses are really hard like my sons.

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