By: Kay Quinn, Healthbeat Reporter
11 October 2010
St. Louis, MO (KSDK) — A year from now, babies could be getting a higher dose of flu vaccine than they’ll get this fall.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting a nation-wide infant flu vaccine study, which will include at least two dozen St. Louis babies between six and 35 months of age.
First, it helps to know how much vaccine is currently given to both adults and babies. The syringes of flu shots for adults contain .5 milliliters of vaccine.
At present, babies six to 35 months of age get half that, .25 milliliters.
The question the NIH wants to answer is whether babies should get as much as adults do.
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