A common flu vaccine, Fluzone, is currently under investigation by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After receiving the vaccine, some children noticed symptoms including fever and seizures.
The vaccine is currently only administered to children under the age of two.
Although this vaccine is currently under investigation and has shown certain negative side effects, some officials still recommend that young children receive certain flu vaccines. Potential side effects from the vaccine may largely outweigh the health issues associated with the flu if a child is to become infected.
The most important fact to remember is that while there have been more than 35 cases of children experiencing these negative side effects, the vaccine has been administered to more than one million young children. Additionally, experts explain that the side effects may not be related to the vaccine at all. Further investigation is required to determine if a link does exist.
The month of February is typically the peak of the flu season, according to health officials.
Fluzone is currently the only vaccine suggested for use in children under the age of two.