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If your child was autistic, would you give them the flu shot?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

There is no reason not to give a child with autism a flu shot. The only possible reason to not give a child a flu shot is if the child has an allergy to the shot or if it becomes too difficult to give the child a shot or a nasal spray ( an alternative used in young children).

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

There are no studies to show any extra reactions in children with autism receiving flu shots.

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Dr. Mark Diamond answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

There are no questions that the vaccine is safe. An autistic child tends to have much greater negative effects of the infection itself, than any possible problems with the vaccine.

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