We recently posted information on our Facebook page about the safety and effectiveness of the flu vaccine, which sparked a lively conversation among our Facebook fans. As a parent myself, I think it’s great people are asking questions and searching for the information they need to keep their kids safe and healthy.
From the comments of this Facebook post, it’s clear many parents still have questions about the flu vaccine. In the video above, I directly answer some of the questions and concerns posted by our Facebook fans, including:
- Is the mercury in the flu vaccine safe?
- Is the flu vaccine safe for kids and pregnant women?
- Can you get the flu from the flu vaccine?
- Can I trust information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the flu vaccine?
Avoid the flu: Get vaccinated
The flu is a highly contagious viral infection. The best way you have to potentially protect yourself and your family is to get a flu vaccine. The vaccine is recommended for almost all individuals over 6 months of age.
– Lyn Ranta, MD, director of Physician Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Ranta is a co-leader of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s immunization initiative, and she treated children as a community pediatrician for more than 20 years.