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What Could Happen If Child Was Give Adult Flu Shot
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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
Not much usually: If a child gets an adult flu shot then usually there is not much that happens although a higher dose may cause a skin reaction. Just monitor carefully and if something starts to happen then please contact your dr for treatment of symptoms or if needs to be seen. Did your child get an adult flu shot? ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Oops!: I assume this was an error. Injectable flu vaccine is a killed virus vaccine. Your baby will not get the flu from it. Because there is more antigen in the adult form of vaccine your baby may have more antibody response--fever, aches, fussiness. If your baby got a multidose vial flu it was likely preserved with some thimerosol. This has a little mercury in it. I would talk to the dr about that. ...Read more
I think I am coming down with the flu, and we did not give our baby the flu shot. What should I do?
Stay away: If in fact you have infection with the influenza virus this is very easily transmitted to those around you. The probability is that baby has already been exposed, but if you are uncertain and are able to remove yourself from their presence, do so. If not, wash your hands with soap and water regularly, wear a mask, and try to keep exposure of your bodily secretions to the baby at a minimum. ...Read more
No: The flu shot is dead. It cannot give your baby the flu. While as in any vaccinations, there are some minor side effects, e.g. Fever, the benefit of the shot far outweighs contracting the flu itself from an infected person. If your little one is over 6 months, then he/she should get it. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Influenza vaccine may or may not cover each of the influenza viruses currently circulating in the community, and some people do not necessarily develop complete immunity to the strains contained within the vaccine. If you know that an individual with whom you are going to be in contact has influenza and you can avoid contact that would be the safest course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my child has gillian barre and was given a flu shot without history takenconcerns?
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. If the child's guillain barre developed independently ( without having a recent flu shot) then giving the flu shot is something to consider along with your Dr. Didn't the person bringing the child for vaccination have to fill out forms that asked? ...Read more
Almost surely: Unless there is a reaction at the site of the vaccination this should not create any serious problems. ...Read more
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