The whumpuses have all had their flu shots. Finn and I had them at the same time, which I hoped he would find fascinating and would lessen the pain for him. It did. He had his then watched me have mine. We were in shot solidarity, and it gave him a story to tell. Pete had his at work, where we have free flu clinics.
Go here for some facts about the seasonal flu and children, like:
Each year an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of influenza complications.