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Baby Hyperactive After Flu Vaccine
Unfriendly?: Flu vaccines are approved for certain age groups depending on the qualities of each vaccine and the research data presented to the governmental agencies, such as the FDA in the US. Wouldn't call any flu shots unfriendly to infants. Flu shots should be given to all eligible children ages 6 months and older. Guidelines may be different for different countries. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Modern medicine has few cures. Vaccines have been the most dramatic of treatments that we have. Autism due to vaccinations have been disproven multiple times and the researcher who originally proposed this was found to have fabricated his research. Your pcp should advise as to what vaccines are appropriate. ...Read more
3yo child has low neutrophils (and other low counts). Been instructed to continue to defer live vaccines. Can she still get her flu shot?
Yes, if...: Your baby is still under 6 months of age. Infants do not get flu vaccine until 6 months of age. ...Read more
My 3 yrs 11 months child was injected flu vaccine last sep.22 but now have colds since yesterday same goes with my 8 yr old nephew. Why is that?
INFLUENZA: Flu vaccine protects from getting influenza including swine flu, which is one of the worst viral illnesses. There are lot of other viruses/winter viruses which flu vaccine doesn't protect. Your child, his cousin probably gotten one of the cold viruses. During weather change time, kids get cold symptoms. Treatment is supportive, make sure they drink enough fluid. If any worsening, talk to the doc. ...Read more
Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility. It is more likely to be associated with the vaccine reaction if it occurs right after or within 24 hours in my experience. Some people experience fever, fatigue, irritability, or just not feeling well after vaccines. ...Read more
Which vaccine: There is ample reason never to give a chronically ill kid the live nasal flu vaccine. The contraindications to its use are well known and given its poor effectiveness the last flu season many didn't even stock it. The injection is a different issue. If the kid had an allergic reaction to any component to that vaccine it may be reason to avoid it, but for most it would be appropriate if not proffered ...Read more
Unlikely: There is no correlation between the injection of the flu vaccine and the content of the stool. ...Read more
Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?
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?
Minor discomforts: Fever and local pain over the injection site are the common side effects. Since your infant is on chronic Aspirin therapy, annual influenza vaccination is essential. Reye syndrome has been known to occur to children who take Aspirin while they are having flu (influenza). ...Read more
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
Yes: It is routinely done. I would recommend getting them in separate locations, ie, right and left. ...Read more
Against the Flu:
Flu vaccine protects you against the strains of flu which are expected to be in USA for the season which strats from September and finishes in march
It only protects you again Flu expected for that year
And the vaccine changes every year and that is why it is given every year ...Read more
SIDE EFFECTS: I agree with my other colleagues who have answered this question. I would just like to add that there is a facet to vaccinations that one might want to educate themselves on and that is the topic of adjuvants and preservatives. The space here is too short to discuss this. I recommend going to websites like www. Mercola. Com and www. Russellblaylockmd. Com. ...Read more
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
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