The flu shot is a vaccine given to help the body develop antibodies against the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Everyone over the age of six months should get the flu shot every season. More »

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Everyone, except infants younger than 6 months, is recommended to get the flu shot as soon as it comes out in the market, typically around October. Early vaccination provides the best protection against seasonal flu, sta... More »

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The ideal time to get a flu vaccination is as soon as it becomes available each fall, particularly by October, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Initial supplies of flu vaccines are normally available as ... More »

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A flu shot consent form generally contains information about the child receiving the vaccine, screening questions for vaccine eligibility, and a consent and parental signature section, according to the Centers for Diseas... More »

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A high-dose flu shot helps the body launch a stronger immune response against the flu than a regular-dose shot does, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is important for those 65 and older b... More »

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Serious reactions to the flu shot include allergic reactions, such as wheezing, hives, dizziness and rapid heartbeat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These reactions occur within the minutes ... More »

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The Centers for Disease Control provides up to date, printable Vaccine Information Statements on the most recent flu vaccine on its website, CDC.gov. In addition to the current year's vaccine information, the website als... More »

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