Kajal is almost three years old and is in stellar health. This could all change if she were to get the flu. Despite being in excellent health, she could be one of the 20,000 children under the age of 5 that get hospitalized for complications related to the flu. This is not acceptable to me – I am a pediatrician, and more importantly, I am her mom.
Kajal is probably one of the first toddlers in Cary to receive her flu vaccine. With the arrival of the first flu vaccine shipment to my clinic, I escort Kajal there to receive hers. She is first in line as she is my first priority. Then, my husband and I get ours, along with the staff at Cornerstone Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. We personally have a responsiblity to get vaccinated against the flu. Transmitting undetected influenza to one of my patients is simply unacceptable.
There is little flu activity at this time in Raleigh, North Carolina and it’s surrounding communities. Some sporadic cases have been confirmed - especially among those that have arrrived from abroad. This “quiet” time makes it the perfect opportunity to get yor flu vaccine and prevent it all together.
By vaccinating Kajal, she is protecting Adi, Jake, Jack, Miss Katie, and Elizabeth – and even Elizabeth’s new baby brother. Kajal and I are stopping flu at the door. You can help us do the same.
Not everyone can get the flu vaccine, so it is even more important for those of us that are in good health to do so. Let’s protect our little friends and their families.
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