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.

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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...

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. Read more...
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...

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

Yes. There is no reason not to give a child with autism a flu shot. The only possible reason to not give a child a flu shot is if the child has an allergy to the shot or if it becomes too difficult to give the child a shot or a nasal spray ( an alternative used in young children). Read more...
Yes. There are no studies to show any extra reactions in children with autism receiving flu shots. Read more...
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...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

Can the flu shot give my baby the flu?

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 more...
No. This is a myth; the flu shot cannot give anyone the flu, because it is a killed vaccine. This myth may exist because colds and bronchitis can be mistaken for the flu, and the flu shot does not protect against them. Also, the flu shot takes 2-4 weeks to provide full protection, so it is possible to catch the flu after the shot. Just remember, it was not the shot, just bad luck and coincidence. Read more...
No. Flu shots contain no " live " material. It is physically impossible for the shot to give anyone the flu infection. Can it cause a reaction which might include fever, achiness, and congestion ? Yes, i generally do not see this reaction in younger children. Read more...
No. No, the flu shot cannot give any baby the flu illness. The flu illness is caused by live, intact, contagious flu viruses. The baby flu shot is not a live vaccine. Read more...
No. The influenza vaccine is not a live virus thus it cannot and does not cause the flu. Read more...
No. The flu vaccine for infants (and kids under 2yo) is a dead vaccine. There is nothing alive in the vaccine, and therefore, it is not to be considered contagious. The intranasal vaccine is a live virus vaccine, but children under 2yo cannot get it. The live virus vaccine has been inactivated (like a dog can be neutered) and also cannot cause a flu infection. Read more...
No. The flu shot is against a virus called influenza. The flu shot given to babies is an inactivated vaccine meaning that the virus in it is dead and cannot cause the illness. Some babies get a reaction to the components and can get a slight fever or fussiness (but nothing like the flu). Children older than 2 years can get the FluMist which is a live vaccine and can have some mild side effects. Read more...
No. Flu shots are made up of just a couple of proteins out of the thousands that are part of a whole flu virus. It takes a whole virus to make you sick. That would be like saying that rubbing you with the leg of a tick can give you lyme disease! however, being in the doctor's office to get the vaccine could expose him to flu, just as being in public anywhere during flu season could. Read more...
No. The flu shot contains no live flu virus, so it is impossible to 'get the flu' from the shot. The confusion lies with the term 'the flu.' influenza is not vomiting and diarrhea; it is a respiratory illnesss. People who complain they got sick after the flu shot were either 1) exposed before they got the shot, 2) had the stomach flu. Read more...
'stomach flu' consists of vomiting and diarrhea, and is not influenza. At this time, there are no vaccines to prevent 'stomach flu, ' also known as gastroenteritis. Read more...
No. Absolutely not. It's a killed vaccine so it is medically impossible for that to happen. Just like getting a polio shot, you can't get polio from the shot. Might get mild flu like symptoms but will not turn into the flu. Read more...
No. The flu shot contains "dead" flu antigens, so it cannot give you the flu. Sometimes people have already been infected with the flu before they receive the vaccine, but not yet showing the signs. Remeber that the flu shot is given in the fall and winter, when we see more of all respiratory illnesses. Read more...
Flumist. Agree with dr. Pappas. On a rare occasion, the FluMist vaccine, which is a live attenuated vaccine and administered via nasal spray, can cause mild symptoms of the flu. Read more...