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

Flu shot in children. The 2nd flu shot is given the first time the child gets the flu shots ever. It builds up better immunity. The scenario whre the child does nto get hte 2nd shot does no harm but it jus tmay not impart the best immunity level.
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.

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When does the flu shot wear off? How often do you need to get one?

Influenza. Vaccine is recommended annually. There may still be some protective value the second year - but annual is still recommended.

I am 68. Should I get stronger flu shot or one which covers more strains of the flu?

Higher dose. You have 2 choices the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed for people 65years of age and older. This higher dose flu shot results in a stronger immune response and reduces the complications from the flu virus infection in elderly people. Take one as soon as it is available in your area.

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?

Probably not. Thiomersal is an organic mercury-based salt available since the 1930s and is used in trace amounts as an antimicrobial and preservative in biological vaccines. Thiomersal is metabolised to ethyl mercury and thiosalicylate and not to methylmercury (a potent neurotoxin). There are few data on the effects of thiomersal or ethylmercury and thiosalicylate in human embryos, but no reports of damage.
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.
Little risk but... Research shows flu vaccines in pregnancy seem to reduce miscarriage & stillbirths. But I don't believe there has been adequate research to determine if thimerosal might affect your child's neurological development. Odds are your baby will be fine but it seems risky to administer a vaccine that contains highly toxic mercury when thimerosal-free flu vaccines are available. Please see my comment:.

Hello we live in australia and want to know is it safe to get our 5 year old daughter the flu shot? Some kids had bad reaction in 2010 to influvac one

Yes. Each year the flu vaccine is a new strain, based on the type of flu that is expected that year. Talk with your doctor to make sure there are no contraindications, but, in general, getting the flu vaccine is safer than getting the flu!

Can a one year old get the flu shot while on antibiotics for an ear infection?

Yes. It may not be the best time to get a flu shot, but if the child us well recovered from the ear infection, this may be done. A pediatrician will usually wait til a child is symptom free before this is done.

How typical is it for my child to get a rash after the flu shot?

Not. Do consult your ped. A rash is not a horrible side effect. But let's take care of both of you. Your concern is enough reason to call. Say, tomorrow.

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 (acetaminophen) 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.