Any parents brought their child for flu vaccination, is it really good for the baby? My lo is 8 mths old, not sure should I give him flu vaccination as he goes IFC since 4 mths old. Although he does not get flu before.

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The flu vaccine available in Singapore helps protects against infection and illness caused by three influenza viruses. It is recommended for children between six months and five years to be vaccinated. The pro is its effectiveness in preventing children (especially those with weaker immune system or other medical conditions) from getting infected. The con is the discomfort brought about by potential side effects such as slight fever, soreness, redness or swelling at site of injection, muscle aches or headache, cough or sore throat, and vomiting. These side effects may take place within six to 12 hours after administration. If you are planning to have your child vaccinated, it is best to do so at least two weeks before the peak flu seasons (Dec to Feb, May to Jul). This is because the vaccine will take around two weeks to be effective. These vaccinations are offered at hospitals, polyclinics and GP clinics. For more information:

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