My son is 13 years old and plays football at a competitive level. Could the flu vaccination be useful to avoid feeling ill for a long time?
in the case of a teenager who plays sports at a competitive level I highly recommend the flu vaccination. In this way, in fact, the infection can be prevented or at least its severity can be contained. On average, the flu causes 6-7 days of exhaustion and muscle pain, a few days of fever, headache, cold. Vaccination allows you to avoid having a serious illness and therefore be able to resume everyday activities more quickly, including sport.
For kids who do competitive sports it is important to maintain good physical condition and train consistently. In this sense, vaccination is a fundamental protection. Obviously not only for sport but also for study and all other activities.
by Letizia Gabaglio
Antonio Davino is National President of the Italian Federation of Pediatricians (FIMP).
The information provided is intended for informational purposes only: it does not represent medical advice in any way and cannot replace diagnoses or treatment indications recommended by your doctor or a specialist.