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Can a child with sickle cell disease get the flu vaccine?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Adams
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk of severe complications of influenza and should recieve the yearly influenza vaccine unless otherwise contraindicated.

In brief: Yes

People with sickle cell disease are at increased risk of severe complications of influenza and should recieve the yearly influenza vaccine unless otherwise contraindicated.
Dr. Scott Adams
Dr. Scott Adams
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Dr. Martin Andreansky
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: They should

In brief: They should

Children with sickle cell disease should get annual influenza vaccinations.
Dr. Martin Andreansky
Dr. Martin Andreansky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell patients fall into the group with chronic illness where a yearly flu shot is recommended.
The side effects are not seen in higher frequency in this group and failure to get the vaccine leaves the child vulnerable to both the flu and complicating illnesses which would be usually be more serious in this population.

In brief: Yes

Sickle cell patients fall into the group with chronic illness where a yearly flu shot is recommended.
The side effects are not seen in higher frequency in this group and failure to get the vaccine leaves the child vulnerable to both the flu and complicating illnesses which would be usually be more serious in this population.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Yes

Not "can"; "needs to!".

In brief: Yes

Not "can"; "needs to!".
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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