14 October 2015
Yes the flu shot works and we strongly recommend it!
Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 12 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam Counties.
Whether or not to get the flu shot
Some people do not get the flu shot because they say it gives them the flu. This is a misconception; whenever you get any vaccine, your body mounts an immune response to produce antibodies to defend itself in case it contracts that illness in the future. REMEMBER: A mild reaction to the flu shot is always better than what the actual flu virus would be like.
Learn more about the flu
- Maryann Buetti-Sgouros, MD, one of our WHP pediatricians, has written a very informative blog about the flu, the difference between the flu and a cold, and why everyone should get vaccinated. To read Dr. Buetti-Sgouros’ blog, click here.
- Rodd Stein, MD, FAAP, another of our WHP pediatricians, has written a detailed, in-depth white paper and produced a highly educational webinar on immunization, its history, its importance, and what would happen if we all stopped vaccinating ourselves and our children. To download the free white paper and webinar, click here.
Call (914) 228-0330 and we’ll help you find the WHP office closest to you or click here.