FLU Shots in ChildrenDr Ashwin borade
Today India continue s to grapple with the 2 ed wave of covid 19 pandemic. There are a bunch of questions that arise about viruses and the possibility of a third wave in children.
Any pandemic shows its occurrence in waves. In the first wave elderly and people with co-morbidity developed severe disease.
Presently in the second wave younger age group and people with our comorbidity developed severe infection.
Fortunately the children were not severely infected.
But an exact prediction can not be made. Adult covid vaccination helps in decreasing the number of cases and severity.
With onset of monsoon children are prone for infection
Sign and symptoms of influenza and covid are the same. To avoid panic , confusion, unnecessary testing and hospitalization it is better to vaccinate children with the FLU vaccine which is already available and recommended for children.
Dr Ashwin Borade