Harvard Health Blog
Kids and flu shots: Two common myths
Posted October 09, 2015, 8:00 am Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications As a pediatrician, I am really passionate about the flu shot. Influenza can be a nasty illness; every year, thousands of people are hospitalized with influenza and its complications, and some of those people die. The flu shot can protect my patients and their families, and I enthusiastically recommend it to all of them.