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Flu ShotSPRING, TX—The CDC recommends that everyone including children receive annual influenza vaccinations to fully protect themselves from the flu; however, while this health organization advises that children from six months to 18 years old receive an annual flu shot, only about 40 percent of children received vaccinations in 2012-2013. About 90 percent of the pediatric influenza cases reported that year occurred in children who had not received the vaccination, and about 107 pediatric flu deaths occurred during last year’s flu season. Spring, TX-area pediatric medical center, Champions Pediatric Associates, is trying to raise awareness about the importance of having child vaccinated this flu season.
 
Champions Pediatric Associates follows the CDC’s guidelines and believes that children should be vaccinated against the flu each year. Children under the age of nine who have never had a flu shot before will typically receive two doses. These doses will be given four weeks apart; therefore, Champion Pediatric Associates encourages parents to plan ahead to ensure that their child is protected before the flu season begins.
 
For children over the age of nine who have already received a flu shot, one dose will be enough to protect them against the virus. However, parents must still plan accordingly, since it takes about two weeks for the vaccination to fully protect a child against the virus. This means scheduling your child’s next vaccination appointment as soon as possible.
 
Champions Pediatric Associates also advises parents and those working around children to get yearly flu shots to protect themselves, their families and others from this potentially fatal virus. This pediatric medical facility is now offering flu shots at both their Spring and Tomball locations, which are open from 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday. Call (281) 370-1122 to schedule your child’s annual flu shot, or schedule an appointment online.
 

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About Champions Pediatric Associates: Champions Pediatric Associates provides quality health care to children from birth to 19-years-old who are living in the Spring and Tomball areas. The practice is run by Drs. Sham Nandwani, Lisa Lau and Sadiya Jamal. This pediatric team offers knowledgeable, caring treatment with vast expertise and a passion for continuing education. Dr. Nandwani has been a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years, Dr. Lau has earned Fellow status with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Dr. Jamal offers her medical services to mission trips abroad.
 
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