Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what happens if a child is given an adult flu shot

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, that is correct.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: If the guillain barre was felt to be a result of a previous flu shot ( a known but rare complication) then the child should not receive a flu shot. I ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Shih
Dr. Mark Shih answered
30 years experience in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
The : The most important treatments for the flu in a 13 month old toddler would still be rest drinking of adequate fluids. In addition to over the counter ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: There would not be any significant risk.
A member asked:
Dr. Annie Emmick
26 years experience in Pediatrics
No worries: The only difference between the flu shots is the dose: children under three get half the adult dose. That means a child will get an adult dose the day ... Read More
9
9 thanks
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
No harm: This would be frustrating as no parent wants to know their child endured more than they needed as an extra jab but, no medical danger or harm occurs.S ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
No; Details: Always discuss w/ your doctor but MMR (measles shot) is not given if a person is on a high dose of Prednisone for over 2 weeks. A high dose is more th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Get it only once: If you had measles as a child it will provide you with life long immunity, therefore you will not get it again.
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly exaggerated: Reaction such as fever and fussiness. Infants are to receive split virion vaccine compared whole virion vaccine for adults.
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Local irritation: The only difference between the two is the dosage of the vaccine given - a <3 year old gets a 0.25ml dose and the >3 year old a 0.5ml dose. It's the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience in Pediatric Urology
No issue: This is not likely a concern.
1
1 thank
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No Vaccine like that: There is no anti tetanus vaccine called Anti Tetanus and mixed vaccine like dpt,tdap,td are never given Intravenously So what if anytthing happen is n ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Odd wording: The material in the TdaP is not alive and cannot give anybody whooping cough. An adult who has not received a whooping cough booster within the past 1 ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Dangerous: This vaccine is meant to be given by mouth, it is a live vaccine and if you given by injection the virus can reach the blood in high numbers and cause ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Actually...: ...In epidemics, or before travel to endemic areas, we give MMR to infants as young as 6 months of age. The problem is not with safety but with effica ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Not known: If it was given by mistake, there is no studies exist about the side effect of it.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Nothing bad: No deleterious effect has been reported.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: it is given in childhood but it is also given to adults over age 65 and to those adults felt to be at risk for pneumococcal disease ( like smokers and ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, it is just fine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
In my view, yes: I think that vaccination is very stressful to young children so delay it to about 6 months.
2
2 comments
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Most vaccines are inactivated (which means there are no live components that could cause any infection in the baby) and will not transmit the infectio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Vaccine: Tetanus shot is a vaccine against tetanus bacterial infection. Kids get 4 rounds before 2 years, 1 at 4-6 years, and 1 at 11-13 years. Adults should ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, especially: since the tetanus booster given now actually includes tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), all of which are important to be protected a ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month