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Rochester, Minnesota - In most cases, yes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu (influenza) vaccine for all children 6 months and older - ideally given as soon as the vaccine is available each year.

Depending on your child's age and health, you might be able to choose between a flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine:

It's also important to consider how many doses of flu vaccine your child needs:

Consult your child's doctor if you have questions about flu protection or wonder which type of flu vaccine would be best for your child.

Also check with your child's doctor if:

The 2014-2015 flu vaccine offers protection from currently circulating H1N1 and H3N2 flu strains, as well as two strains of influenza B.

Keep in mind that yearly flu vaccines are also recommended for adults — especially those who have close contact with young children.