It’s the winter season, which also means it’s the flu season. Though the flu is common, it also has the potential to be extremely dangerous. Most healthy adults can beat the flu with their immune system, but children are more vulnerable to the complications of the flu due to their still-developing immune systems.
The flu shot is the quickest and easiest way to shield your children from the misery and danger of the flu this season. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
What Is the Flu Shot Made Of?
The flu vaccine is created with inactivated virus cells from the most common forms of the flu virus. Since they are inactivated, they are dead. While the strains used may not match perfectly with the strains that pop up this winter, they will still strengthen your immune system by activating antibodies that protect against infection. Continue reading “It’s That Time Of Year Again: 3 Things to Know About the Flu Shot”