AAP recommends flu shot for most children

December 29, 2008 1:52:09 PM PST
The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending a yearly flu shot for all children aged six months and older. The updated schedule is now calling for a second dose of the rotavirus vaccine to protect children against the leading cause of severe diarrhea.

The academy has also published a special article in response to concerns from parents about the safety of vaccines.

Some parents put off vaccines, thinking it will make the process safer. But the academy warns parents not to delay vaccines. The article says vaccines are safe and delaying the shots only puts a child at risk for catching infectious diseases.