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Protecting your child against Influenza (Flu)

Protecting your child against Influenza (Flu) - Symptoms

Protecting your child against Influenza (Flu) - Causes and Risk Factors

Influenza virus circulates throughout the year in Singapore. There are two peak flu seasons every year in Singapore: April to July and November to January.

Children at high risk for developing complications from influenza include:

  • Children who are six months to five years old, with no underlying medical condition.
  • Patients with long-term medical conditions such as:
    • Chronic lung conditions such as asthma or chronic lung disease
    • Chronic heart disease
    • Neurologic and neurodevelopmental conditions with muscle weakness, swallowing and breathing problems
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic kidney or liver conditions
    • Blood disorders such as thalassaemia
    • Immune system disorders
    • Extreme obesity
  • Children on long-term aspirin therapy.

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