The flu (influenza) vaccine should be given to children:
- Between the ages of six months and 18 years
- Over age five who have a higher risk for serious illness
Those who come in contact with children (such as caregivers and breast-feeding women) should also receive the vaccine.
You may have many questions regarding seasonal flu and H1N1 (also known as swine flu).
For more information on how you can protect yourself and your child from flu and to find a flu clinic near you, visit the Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Flu Vaccination Clinic website.