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).