Westminster, Colorado (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
The Pediatrician Westminster and the rest of northern Colorado turns to in order to keep their kids happy and healthy during the winter season is amping up their efforts to get your kids a flu shot. Whether you have a family of five with kids already in school or are expecting your first little one that’s on the way, getting a flu shot is extremely beneficial to a family’s health and well-being.
“If you or your child gets the flu, it’s not just a day or two of being sick. Usually someone exhibits symptoms for 7 to 10 days and needs to be taken care of by another family member,” said Dr. John Barbe, Westminster pediatrician.
The spread of influenza, which is really prevalent in schools where kids are in constant contact with each other, is rapid because the incubation period is typically only 2 days and the flu is extremely contagious. The best method of prevention for the flu is still getting your yearly flu shot, which any pediatrician in Westminster will tell you is essential in keeping your family healthy.
“Kids are very good at sharing their germs with others, especially their parents,” said Dr. Sona Shah, pediatrician in Westminster.
Pregnant women are especially at risk, with the chances of serious complications developing from influenza especially high with expecting mothers. And what better germ-carriers are there than the young ones already susceptible to illness who are running around the house? Getting that flu shot is something patients of Indian Crest Pediatrics in Westminster agree is still a great method of prevention.
“I got flu shots not just for my kids and myself, but for my mother as well. The care that Indian Crest showed my family and I was wonderful and I feel
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