Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Seasonal Flu Shot Recommendations for Children

If you agree with the CDC’s recommendation that all children receive flu shots, you should note that the H1N1 virus, whose epidemic scare that never materialized last year, has been mixed in with regular flu shots this fall. If your child got two doses of the seasonal flu vaccine the first year plus one shot of the H1N1 vaccine last year, then he or she would only need one regular flu shot this year. If not, two shots will be required. We recommend one dissolvable tablet of muco coccinium every two weeks to help prevent or lesson the effects of all kinds of flu. Anecdotally, this homeopathic preparation has worked very well for our patients in the past. A recent JAMA study showed that the risk of serious complications was no more for H1N1 infections than for seasonal flu.

See the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (click here), June 24, 2010 Guidelines and JAMA 2010 June 8 issue;304:1091-8 (subscription required).

1 comment:

Sher said...

Thank you, Dr. Chappell, for your wisdom in this area. So many of us do not want to over-medicate our children and to receive advice about homeopathic success is gold.

I know your 3 youngest children from college. You gave my husband and me guidance once - discussing the MMR vaccine for our baby. That was 11 years ago. Thank you for respecting my role as a parent and helping me to make an informed decision for my son. I have always been grateful for that conversation and how you helped us.

Very happy to be lead to your blog!

Sher Unruh-Friesen