Monday, December 21, 2009

Kids need one dose of H1N1

This really annoys me. A study just came down last week saying kids definitely need two doses of the vaccine. So which is it? I don't think anyone wants to give their child an immunization he/she doesn't need-especially a controversial one like the swine flu vaccine. Here's the new contradicting story!

FROM NBC: A new study on the h1n1 vaccine suggests children may only need one dose instead of the recommended two. But experts say -- don't cancel that second appointment for your kids just yet. The research from Australia finds a single 15-microgram dose of the h1n1 vaccine gives strong protection to more than 92-percent of children between the ages of 6-months and 9-years old. Current U.S. recommendations call for two doses for kids 10 and younger. And the dosage given to kids under age 3 in this study was 15-micrograms. That's double the 7.5-microgram dosage licensed for children in that age group in this country. Experts say it's much too soon to change guidelines based on this one study.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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