Dr. Medhat Abu-Shaaban debunks few Misconceptions about Flu

Oct 01, 2017


Dr. Medhat Abu-Shaaban, medical director and pediatrician at myPediaclinic (Voted best pediatric clinic in Dubai) discusses the influenza vaccine and the misconceptions people have about it.

 According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s important to know that the influenza vaccine does not cause autism.

Previously the vaccine could not be administered to children with egg allergy. However, it is now possible.

The vaccine is a killed virus and not live attenuated vaccine. Hence, it cannot cause the influenza disease itself.

All it does is that it prepares the immune system of the child to fight any future infection with the virus and produce antibodies against it.

myPediaclinic in Dubai Health Care City is a multi-specialty pediatric clinic in Dubai that has been voted Best Pediatric Clinic in Dubai. myPediaclinic covers general pediatrics, child and teenager nutrition consultations, lactation (breastfeeding) consultations and Pediatric Dentistry. The clinic headed by Pediatrician Dr. Medhat Abu-Shaaban accepts patients from 0-18 years of age and accepts most insurances. Consultations include general pediatrics, routine checkups, vaccinations, minor surgeries such as tongue tie and many more. Looking for a Pediatrician, Pediatric Dentist, Nutritionist, or Lactation Consultant in Dubai? Make an appointment today.