Moms of Newborns, Will You Get a Flu Shot?

Suzanne Murray

Flu season is here, and although newborn babies are too young to get flu shots, they are at high risk for catching the life-threatening illness. In fact, newborns end up in the hospital as a result of influenza more than kids in any other age group, and some of them even die. So what's a new mom to do?

According to researchers at Duke Children's Hospital, mothers, fathers, and siblings should get flu shots before leaving the hospital with the baby. Their recent study showed that when the rest of the family is protected from the flu, the new baby's risk of getting it decreases.

If you just had a baby, will you and your family get flu shots this season?


Will your family get flu shots this year?

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