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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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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 an extra vaccine is given to a child?

What happens if an extra vaccine is given to a child?

No harm: This would be frustrating as no parent wants to know their child endured more than they needed as an extra jab but, no medical danger or harm occurs.Such immune system challenges have been shown to be of no risk but this does not make it any less distressing emotionally to a parent. Ouch. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult to get a measles shot if he is taking 25mg of predisone a day?

Is it safe for an adult to get a measles shot if he is taking 25mg of predisone a day?

No; Details: Always discuss w/ your doctor but MMR (measles shot) is not given if a person is on a high dose of Prednisone for over 2 weeks. A high dose is more than 1 mg/ pound or greater than 20 mg. If you have only been on a short course of < 2 weeks or alternate day therapy of prednisone, you may have the option of getting the MMR (measles shot). ...Read more

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Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Get it only once: If you had measles as a child it will provide you with life long immunity, therefore you will not get it again. ...Read more

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What are the risks if an infant is vaccined with an adult flu dose?

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What are the risks if an infant is vaccined with an adult flu dose?

Possibly exaggerated: Reaction such as fever and fussiness. Infants are to receive split virion vaccine compared whole virion vaccine for adults. ...Read more

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What will happen to an 11 month old if he or she receive a 36 month old dosage of the flu shot?

What will happen to an 11 month old if he or she receive a 36 month old dosage of the flu shot?

Local irritation: The only difference between the two is the dosage of the vaccine given - a <3 year old gets a 0.25ml dose and the >3 year old a 0.5ml dose. It's the same vaccine, though, not made any different. Your younger child may get more of a local reaction/irritation at the vaccine site and may be a bit more likely to run fever after vaccine, but other than those, it will not hurt them in the long run. ...Read more

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What will happen if an anti-tetanus vaccine is given intravenously?

What will happen if an anti-tetanus vaccine is given intravenously?

No Vaccine like that: There is no anti tetanus vaccine called Anti Tetanus and mixed vaccine like dpt,tdap,td are never given Intravenously So what if anytthing happen is not known and there is no reason to know as they are only tested intramuscular only ...Read more

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How likely is it for a vaccinated with a booster shot adult to get whooping cough?

How likely is it for a vaccinated with a booster shot adult to get whooping cough?

Odd wording: The material in the TdaP is not alive and cannot give anybody whooping cough. An adult who has not received a whooping cough booster within the past 10 years has the potential to get it if exposed (immunity has weakened).Adults can get a terrible chronic cough (3+months) but are not terribly sick from it. The main worry comes if they pass it to a small infant who can die from it. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if the oral rotavirus is given to a child by injection?

Could you tell me what happens if the oral rotavirus is given to a child by injection?

Dangerous: This vaccine is meant to be given by mouth, it is a live vaccine and if you given by injection the virus can reach the blood in high numbers and cause many problems. ...Read more

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Why is it important that the MMR shot is not given before a child turns one year of age?

Why is it important that the MMR shot is not given before a child turns one year of age?

Actually...: ...In epidemics, or before travel to endemic areas, we give MMR to infants as young as 6 months of age. The problem is not with safety but with efficacy: failure rate of the vaccine is higher before 12 mo of age. ...Read more

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What happens if my child gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

What happens if my child gets an extra dose of the Hib vaccine?

No problem: There are no known serious issues of an extra dose of any vaccines. ...Read more

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How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?

How ofter does the average person need a pneumonia vaccine shot? Is it usually given at childhood?

Yes: it is given in childhood but it is also given to adults over age 65 and to those adults felt to be at risk for pneumococcal disease ( like smokers and asthmatics) There has been a vaccine available since the 70s but if you were not in one of the at risk groups you probably did not get it. You only need the vaccine once unless you are felt to be at very high risk, then twice. Talk to your Dr. ...Read more

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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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Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Should not: The schedule of immunizations, as structured by the aap, gives the optimal timing of when immunizations should be given. While there is some latitude, they should be administered when recommended. To do otherwise leaves the child potentially susceptible to preventable infections, pertussis being an example--as recent outbreaks in areas of the country where the immunization rate is low or delayed. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for my child to get a vaccine if he is sick?

Is it dangerous for my child to get a vaccine if he is sick?

No: No, it is not dangerous to get vaccines when ill. Remember that vaccines work by generating an immune response. The immune system needs to respond to the vaccine. If that immune system is very busy - such as fighting a serious infection, then it might not create a strong enough response. So only when seriously ill, shots may just not work as well. They do fine with mild and moderate infection. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a tetanus shot, is it considered a vaccination?

Anyone know what is a tetanus shot, is it considered a vaccination?

Vaccine: Tetanus shot is a vaccine against tetanus bacterial infection. Kids get 4 rounds before 2 years, 1 at 4-6 years, and 1 at 11-13 years. Adults should get them every 10 years. ...Read more