Many physicians are calling this flu season the deadliest they have seen in years.
The most common way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting the flu shot.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that children 6 months and older get vaccinated for influenza.
“They are not good candidates to be going to a convenience care or a pharmacy for their flu shot. Their pediatrician or family care would be the one and they can get it right now,” said Keven Comer, a nurse practitioner with Bozeman Health.
Children under the age of 9 getting their flu shot for the first time will need two doses.
The doses must be at least 4 weeks apart.
Here is a link to the Mayo Clinic’s flu shot guidelines for children.