Is it safe for my baby to get a flu shot?

Yes. Unless your baby has a severe egg allergy or an illness that compromises her immune system, the flu shot is safe for kids 6 months and older. It's also a good idea for everyone else in the house to get the flu shot too (especially if mom is breastfeeding - then mom's flu shot further helps protect baby).
Yes. Flu vaccine is one of the safest and best tolerated immunizations. There are many misbeliefs about it. One is that the flu shot can give you the flu. This is absolutely incorrect. In fact it is really quite impossible for the flu shot to give you the flu since it is a killed virus vaccine. The only clear reason to avoid flu vaccination is a history of anaphylaxis (severe allergy) to egg.
Yes. If your baby is older than 6 mos of age and has no immuniocompromizing condition, it is a lot safer to be immunized than to get influenza infection.
Yes. Yes, it is. The only current exception is if the patient has had a documented severe allergy to eggs. Even in such cases, it is probably safe to give the vaccine, which may be split in two doses on two separate visits.

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Do babies get antibodies in breast milk after mom gets a flu shot?

Yes. Whether these are really protective for the child is harder to prove. Breastfeeding is a personal decision looking at one's whole life situation. Best wishes. Read more...
Not enough. The antibodies in breast milk are predominantly IgA, otherwise called gut antibody, because they help prevent germs from attaching & invading the gut wall. Mothers make IgG after a flu shot, and a little comes across in BM but not enough to be considered protective. If the kid is 6 mo they can get a flu shot.Before then we encourage any of their contacts to get one to "cocoon" baby in protection. Read more...

What are the most common infant flu shot side effects?

Minor. Fever, soreness at the injection site, and fussiness are the common side effects. The achiness and malaise reported by adults does not seem to occur. The side effects and potential risk of having the flu is much greater, including, sadly, death. Read more...

Is it safe for a pregnant women to get a flu shot?

Absolutely. In fact everyone recommends including acog and the cdc that pregnant women get flu shots. Read more...
Definitely! The vaccine will not ham your unbor child. However if you get the flue, you can becaome dehydrated or develope pneumonia which can indeed harm the baby. Read more...

Is it safe for me get a flu shot if I'm taking lamactil for seizures? Could it make my seizures worse?

Probably not. Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of the flu shot. At 38 you are not in a high risk category unless you work in a clinic or hospital or have exposure to a lot of people at another job. Read more...

My 7 yr old son has fifth disease, is it safe for him to get a flu shot while he has this? Or should I wait until he is better

Avoid shot for now. i think it would be safe to let the infection run its course, since the body is busy using its immune system to make antibodies to protect you from another similar exposure. If give it at least a week after being sick to try to give a vaccine. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my 6 month old baby got a flu shot today, is it safe for him?

Safe-yes. This vaccine is delayed to 6 months because it is thought the maternal antibodies baby gets from you during pregnancy would otherwise weaken the benefit.It is a safe and effective product. I ran out of my supply for this age group a few weeks ago. Read more...