Good news for those of us who dread getting that important flu vaccine: this year, you only need one shot. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the H1N1 flu shot has been combined with the trivalent seasonal flu shot.
Here’s what the AAP has to say about who needs a shot:
The AAP recommends annual trivalent seasonal influenza immunization for all children and adolescents 6 months of age and older. Special efforts should be made to immunize all family members, household contacts, and out-of-home care providers of children who are younger than 5 years; children with high-risk conditions (e.g., asthma, diabetes, or neurologic disorders); health care personnel; and pregnant women. These groups are most vulnerable to influenza-related complications.