Flu vaccine recommended for all individuals at least 6 months old

Flu vaccine recommended at 6 months old and up

Dr. Blaise Congeni


With the approach of the 2010-2011 flu season, a new combined vaccine is available to fight the H1N1 virus, as well as the expected seasonal flu strains.

Learn more about what’s expected from this year's flu season in a new video featuring Blaise Congeni, MD, director of Infectious Disease at Akron Children's Hospital. He discusses the important role the vaccine plays in protecting both children and adults, and the number of doses children may need.

"We want to immunize earlier this year," said Dr. Congeni. "And our goal is to have children six months and older be immunized annually, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control."

Dr. Congeni talks about how to best protect infants who are not old enough to receive the vaccine, and he explains which flu strains are included in the 2010 combined vaccine.

To view the video, go to and type in the key word "flu."

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