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Your Health: September 2, 2013 Pediatricians say kids need flu shots early

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Children's health experts recommend children get their updated flu shot as soon as one of the two is available.
     The  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends that children be protected against the flu with either the trivalent vaccine, which contains three strains of the virus, or with a new quadrivalent vaccine that offers protection against four strains of flu.
      The quadrivalent vaccines for this year's flu season contain the same three strains as the trivalent vaccine, but it may also offer protection from an additional B strain.
     According to an updated policy statement from the AAP, as soon as the updated seasonal flu vaccine becomes available, parents should bring children aged 6 months and older to get vaccinated.

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