A Dangerous Flu Season for Children

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:Do your children need a flu vaccine? This year, maybe more than ever...
Air Date: 12/5/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr Hank Bernstein, MD
Hank BernsteinHank Bernstein is Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra Northshore-LIJ School of Medicine and Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY. He regularly shares his knowledge and expertise by educating the public through writing for academic and health information websites as well as regular participation in media interviews.

Dr. Bernstein is a member of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID/Red Book Committee) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), whose responsibility it is to develop and revise guidelines of the AAP for control of infectious diseases in children. He also serves as the AAP Liaison to the Influenza Workgroup of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
    A Dangerous Flu Season for Children
    This Winter, the only thing experts can say for sure about the upcoming flu season is that it may be unlike any other, with multiple flu viruses circulating...putting your kids at high risk.

    Dr. Hank Bernstein explains the latest updates on seasonal flu and H1N1: How is it progressing, vaccine recommendations, when to take your children to the doctor or emergency room...and all the information you need to put you at ease.
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