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Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Yes: It is safe for a child to be administered FluMist when they have close contact with an infant <6 months of age. ...Read more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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If my baby is 6.5 months old, should I get him a flu vaccine?

If my baby is 6.5 months old, should I get him a flu vaccine?

Absolutely: Unless there is a severe egg allergy, the benefits of the vaccine far, far outweigh the risks of the disease! thousands of children die each year from influenza and most are unimmunized. Why take that risk. Do not let your child be the statistic. ...Read more

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How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

Depends on...: Whether your baby has received flu vaccine in previous years. It's 2 doses a month apart for the 1st year that a child under 9 years old gets flu vaccine. Every year after that is 1 dose per year. Children 9 years and older are always 1 dose per year. Children 24 months and older may have the nasal mist instead of the injection, as long as they don't have asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. ...Read more

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Should I get a flu vaccine for myself, to protect my baby girl?

Should I get a flu vaccine for myself, to protect my baby girl?

Yes, if...: Your baby is still under 6 months of age. Infants do not get flu vaccine until 6 months of age. ...Read more

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My baby isn't up to date on vaccines, can she still get a flu shot?

My baby isn't up to date on vaccines, can she still get a flu shot?

Yes: No problem getting the influenza vaccine (flu shot) after 6 months of age. If first timer, she will receive a 1/2 dose and repeat again 1 month later. You can still get the other catch up vaccines at the same time! ...Read more

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Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Can the flu vaccine booster cause mucus in my baby's stool?

Unlikely : There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more

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Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?

Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of  aneurysms in coronary arteries?

Should be none: There are no specific problems with the flu vaccine in this setting. Obviously a shot in anyone on Coumadin (warfarin) may cause a bit of a bruise at the injection site. ...Read more

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With activated vaccine can you get flu from flu shot?

With activated vaccine can you get flu from flu shot?

Nasal vs injected: What you mean by activated is unclear. There is no activated vaccine I am aware of. The injected vaccine is prepared from inactivated (killed) virus & cannot give you the flu. You can develop a shot reaction (mild) but it is not the flu. The nasal mist is a much weakened but live virus & rarely causes a mild flu like illness, but far less intense than a regular flu would be. ...Read more

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How long is flu vaccine effective?

For one: Flu season. The viral strains protected against - change each year. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more