This also applies to children with diseases of the respiratory tract, cardiovascular system, liver or kidneys. Overweight children also have a higher risk of flu complications, writes BVKJ.

The best time to get vaccinated is now

Therefore, children with previous illnesses should be vaccinated against influenza from the age of six months. “Ideally, vaccination should be carried out between October and mid-December,” says pediatrician Professor Hans-Jürgen Nantwich. However, vaccination may make sense later.

Children under nine years of age are vaccinated twice, four weeks apart, if this is their first flu shot. Otherwise, a one-time refresher course every year is sufficient. For many children who have previously been ill, the combination with Covid-19 vaccination also makes sense.
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