Pediatrics

Q&A: Tips to prepare children for a flu vaccination

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 5-year-old son is afraid of needles. He cries and fusses anytime we have to visit the doctor. When it's time for an immunization or vaccination, he squirms and screams, and he has to be held down. Afterward ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Have you gotten your flu vaccination?

Flu season is getting underway in the U.S. while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in some areas. Both the flu and COVID-19 are respiratory illness that are highly contagious, but they are caused by different viruses. ...

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