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Flu Vaccine Information for People with Down Syndrome

August 2020 | Daniela Estrada Gomez, MD - Down Syndrome Program of Mass General Hospital for Children

Individuals with and without Down syndrome can experience harmful symptoms and complications from the flu. The best way to avoid catching the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. To learn more about the importance of the flu vaccine for individuals with Down syndrome, please see the information written by Daniela Estrada Gomez, MD for the Down Syndrome Program of Mass General Hospital for Children linked here.

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