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Friday, November 28, 2014
Vaccination for Swine Flu
I am planning to take the swine flu vaccination for my 3 year old child. Is the swine flu vaccination for a year or will it last lifelong? Please advice.
Swine flu vaccine would last for a year. It is recommended that people get flu shots every year because the flu virus mutates. The flu shots are changed most years based on the most recent flu virus mutations.
John Andrews, MD, MPH
Assistant Senior Vice President Medical Center
Director University Health Services
University of Cincinnati