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Let’s be honest: I’ve been missing MY friends at school pick up because of the nasty flu this year that many of the kids and moms I know are catching. Even worse, they have been vaccinated, so what gives? A Breezy Mama Go-to favorite pediatrician Dr. Gillin answers this question, plus the symptoms to look out for with this year’s strain, how to treat it and more.
Seriously, what is up with the flu that is going around!? Why are kids who have had the flu shot catching it?
Yes- you may have noticed that the flu is here! And although you do not see it on the news every time you turn on the TV this year, it is definitely present and active. There are multiple illnesses circulating though (as with every winter). We are seeing kids with Influenza, but also with different stomach “flu’s” (not Influenza but stomach viruses such as rotavirus- that just took on the name “flu” to confuse everyone), parainfluenza (can cause similar symptoms, as well as croup), and common colds.
The flu shot is actually [Read more…] about What You Need to Know About This Season’s Flu