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What Happens If A Baby Only Has Half Of The Flu Shot
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 2 more doctor answers
This flu season has me scared b/c I have a 6 mth old that is just getting 1st flu shot this week. If a baby gets the flu, do they usually get better?
What type of treatment does a child of 13 mos of age get for the flu? And no she hasnt had flu shot im worried that my 4yr old granddaughter may have given my 13 mos old granddaughter the flu. We have tried to get the baby the flu shot but her doctors
The : The most important treatments for the flu in a 13 month old toddler would still be rest drinking of adequate fluids. In addition to over the counter medications such as tylenol and Ibuprofen for fever, there are prescription medications such as tamiflu, which are approved for use in children over 12 months of age. When started within the first 1-2 days of onset of flu symptoms, it has been shown to decrease the duration of flu symptoms by 1.3 days on average. Importantly, it is available in a liquid suspension for ease of use in small children. ...Read more
Nope: Just the opposite, the flu shot protects the mom from influenza which between october to february can be serious enought to hospitalize pregnant women. It's highly recommended for all pregnant women during flu season. Make sure the inactivated type is used (not the nasal spray). Your doc should have summary sheets that give you more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my flu shot today. And on the paper i didn't check that i was pregnant on it and didn't remember til. Will my baby be harmed by the flu shot?
I'm 26 week pregnant and got the flu shot. I'm scared because i got the one that contains thimerosal. Is there any risk or harm for the baby?
Flu shots: The flu shot containing the trace amounts of thimerosal is the one most studied in pregnancy & found to produce no harm to baby. On the other hand, pregnant women die yearly from the flu during flu season.The thimerosal lie came from vaccine haters who linked methyl mercury toxicity to the different form in the vaccines.There is no evidence that this preservative ever caused damage to anyone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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