Greetings from your friendly neighborhood pediatric practice, Pediatrics of Sugar Land! Our priority is to ensure the best health for the precious young ones in our vibrant community of Sugar Land. Conveniently situated at 2343 Town Center Dr #2, we’re committed to serving our close-knit area in and around Sugar Land with top-notch pediatric care.
Just as the leaves begin to change, flu season is quietly knocking on our doors. This time, we are armed, ready, and excited to announce that we have received this year’s flu vaccines!
Why is the flu vaccine necessary for my child?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children aged 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine. Particularly, kiddos under 5, especially those younger than 2 years, as well as those with certain underlying health conditions, are more susceptible to severe flu illness. Vaccinating your little ones not only protects them but also impedes the spread of influenza within our community.
What’s new about the 2023-2024 flu vaccine?
The 2023-2024 flu vaccine incorporates a new influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 component. Other components like influenza A (H3N2), influenza B Yamagata lineage, and B Victoria lineage remain the same. This updated composition aims to provide more comprehensive coverage for the coming flu season.
How soon should my child receive the vaccine?
Experts, including the AAP, advise that the vaccine be administered as soon as it is available. Vaccination offers protection through the entire flu season; the sooner the shot is given, the earlier the protection begins.
How can I get my child vaccinated at Pediatrics of Sugar Land?
Pediatrics of Sugar Land is now ready and fully equipped to administer flu shots to our pediatric patients. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at our practice; let’s work together to safeguard our young ones from flu this season.
What steps is Pediatrics of Sugar Land taking to promote flu vaccination?
Our team at Pediatrics of Sugar Land is dedicated to encouraging flu vaccination, particularly in communities affected by health disparities. We’re engaging with our community members to develop strategies that are culturally appropriate, making every effort to improve access to the influenza vaccine.
As always, we’re here to provide the best healthcare for your children. Give us a call, shoot us an email, or drop by our office to schedule a flu shot appointment for your little ones. Stay healthy and keep smiling, Sugar Land!
Remember, your child’s health is our greatest strength. Together, we can conquer anything – even the flu season!
More information about flu vaccines and their importance can be found at https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/influenza