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Kids: Time For Second H1N1 Vaccine

November 25, 2009, 6:10 PM by Kelli Grant

Kids: Time For Second H1N1 Vaccine
If your child is under 10 and was one of the first in KELOLAND to receive his or her H1N1 vaccine, it's time for their booster.  But is there enough of the vaccine to go around and do they really need another dose?

It's a virus that's killed 171 kids across the country, including children right here in KELOLAND. And without that second dose, your child really isn't considered fully protected.

It may be just as tough to get them vaccinated a second time, but every young child needs a second round of the H1N1 vaccine.

“These are young immune systems. They do not respond as more mature immune system. So they need to be challenged,” Sanford Infectious Disease Dr. Wendell Hoffman said.

Hoffman says that second dose, either in the shot or mist form, will produce enough antibodies to protect them this flu season. And kids under 10 must receive it at least 21 days after the first dose.

But as you head back to the doctor or to a mass vaccination clinic, will there be enough to go around?

“We anticipate that there's gonna be enough vaccine to fully vaccinate all of those children who got the first vaccine and we're seeing a rising number of doses come in on an ongoing basis," Hoffman said.

That means even after the vaccine is made available to the general public, children and adults can get back in line.

“The national studies suggest that up to 40 percent of parents are potentially electing not to vaccinate their children. Well that leaves a lot of vaccine sitting around potentially for other groups,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman says he's hopeful the vaccine will open up to everyone in December.

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