How Many Doses of Flu Vaccine Does My Child Need?

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One dose or two? With so much information floating around about the flu vaccine, it's easy to get confused about the current recommendations for kids. Use our tool to figure out if your child needs no dose, one dose, or two doses of flu vaccine.

And for more information about the flu — prevention, treatment, and guides — check out our Flu Center.

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Please note: Nasal flu vaccine cannot be used for children under 2 years and kids with certain health conditions.

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: October 2011



Related Resources

Web SiteNational Immunization Program This website has information about immunizations. Call: (800) 232-2522
Web SiteInfluenza Website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC's site has up-to-date information on flu outbreaks, immunizations, symptoms, prevention, and more.


Related Articles

Flu Center Learn all about protecting your family from the flu and what to do if your child gets flu-like symptoms.




Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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