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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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What happens if a child gets an adult flu shot?

What happens if a child gets an adult flu shot?

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 more

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

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

Without Question: 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. ...Read more

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Can you give your child the flu shot?

Can you give your child the flu shot?

Certainly yes: Any child 6 months or older has the first priority to receive flu shot. ...Read more

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What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

Nothing: The immune response may not be complete or as good as if he received two doses. Many people do not react well to flu shots and they often contain adjuvants like thimerasol. However, it is possible to boost the immune system with an organic diet and lots of fresh oohs. Elderberry can also help fight the flu and recent flu. I have had better response treating/preventing flu with herbal products. ...Read more

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If I have had my flu shot is it ok to be around a child with type b flu?

If I have had my flu shot is it ok to be around a child with type b flu?

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 more

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Can the flu shot make my child sleepier for the whole day?

Can the flu shot make my child sleepier for the whole day?

Not likely: Flu shots should not generally create lassitude. If the child is sleepy all day suggest that it is possible there is another reason. If this continues, have them seen by family doctor or pediatrician. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has gillian barre and was given a flu shot without history takenconcerns?

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

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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


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