A guide from your community Pharmacist
Infections in newborns can be serious as their immune systems are not fully developed. Newborns are more susceptible to infectious diseases and if they get sick, it can often be more serious than if an older child or adult contracted the same infection.
A fever in a newborn is always treated as an emergency until proven otherwise. Please don’t visit a newborn if you are not up to date with your vaccinations especially the Whooping Cough (Pertussis) booster and annual influenza vaccination. Remember it can take 2 weeks for the vaccinations to be effective.
You can get you Flu shot at Blue Cross Pharmacy, no need to visit the Doctor first. Click here to make an appointment.