Pediatric Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
McLane Children's has made it convenient to get your child vaccinated from the flu. Simply call your
pediatric clinic or 254-724-KIDS and ask for the flu mist or shot.
Children ages 6 months to 18 years can be vaccinated for the flu. Vaccinations will be available while supplies last.
Note: If your child has an egg allergy, please schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to receive the flu vaccine.
Flu Clinic Events
Each year, all Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s locations offer the flu vaccination during regular clinic appointments, though scheduled nurses visits or – at several locations – on a walk-in basis. A Drive-Thru To Fight The Flu event is also held for children and adults to receive the flu shot, without leaving the car.
To learn more about all of our flu prevention events, visit us
Why should I get my child vaccinated?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. Each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications and during the 2013-2014 influenza season, more than 100 flu-related pediatric deaths were reported.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone over six months of age get the seasonal influenza vaccine. This is the most important step you can take in preparing for flu season and protecting yourself and your family. The appropriate time for receiving the flu vaccine is between October and December.
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