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Flu Shots for Your Kids

Six-month-olds are now eligible

(HealthDayNews) -- Children over the age of 6 months are eligible for the flu vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The first year they get the vaccine, kids under age 9 need two doses at least one month apart. Those over 9 years old need a single annual injection. Side effects are mostly mild and can include soreness, redness or swelling at the shot site, fever and flu-like aches that last for one or two days.

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