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LATEST NEWS: KIDS GET FLU FROM FLU VACCINE AND OTHER MYTHS

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In 2017-18 season, 183 children were lost to the flu virus ā€“ the worst count since records began. About 80 percent of those kids hadn’t received a flu shot.

MYTHS THAT PARENTS CARRY:

  • More than half (53 percent) of the parents (of kids and teenagers under the age of 18) surveyed think that flu shots can actually infect people. Flu vaccine uses the proteins and not live flu viruses.
  • Approximately one-third of parents surveyed said they believed that flu shots don’t protect against the flu. While it is not 100% foolproof, it mitigates the effect of flu significantly. After receiving the shot, it takes your body about two weeks to build up antibodies to fight the flu.
  • 30 percent of parents indicated they thought the flu shot was a conspiracy. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
  • 28 percent believe that flu vaccine can cause autism. NOT TRUE.

Health authorities in Florida identified the first child death nationwide from flu for the 2018ā€“2019 season.

Talk to your doctor. Donā€™t let your child become a statistics.

Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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