Should I give my child the flu vaccine?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 18 May 2016

10 mins

You might be totally fine with giving your kids the standard 6-week, 6-month, 18-month and 4-year vaccinations. But how do you feel about the flu jab? Dr Margie Danchin, paediatrician with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, breaks down the pros and cons of the flu vaccine for you.

Check out Margie's blog to discover what flu vaccines are available this year and how they protect your child. And for further flu facts watch her info-packed video:

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