Published: Aug 29, 2013 8:30 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 10:45 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Flu season is coming up, and there is often some confusion about dosing when it comes to helping children with common symptoms. Doctor Annete Saint Pierre-Mackoul came to help us figure it all out.

Medicines:
 
Infant's Tylenol
Children's Tylenol
Concentrated Motrin Infants' Drops
Children's Motrin
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Flu Vaccine (Inactivated):
 
All Children
Elderly
Pregnant Women
Adults with heart, lung, kidney diseases
Adults with immune deficiencies
Health Care Workers
Child Care Workers
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FluMist:
 
Live vaccine
Available 2 - 49 years old
Not available if pregnant
Not available if asthmatic
Not available if immunocompromised
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Facts:
 
Takes 2 weeks to get immunity
Changes every year
Contraindicated in few people

Click here for dosing instructions for infants and children.