Influenza is recommended for all children over 6 months. It is free for those with chronic medical conditions such as severe asthma. This year there is a new Quadrivalent vaccine – which covers an extra ‘b’ strain. 1500 children under 5 are hospitalised each year in Australia from influenza which is entirely preventable.
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Dr Scott Parsons
The author, has worked as a general practitioner with a special interest in paediatrics for the last 20 years. He has developed this website in order to help parents with the task of raising children. His is available for consultation at Albert Road General Practice in South Melbourne
The website content is based on evidenced based guidelines. There are no commercial affiliations.