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Should you go ahead and get the h1n1 vaccine for your child if they have alpha beta thalassemia minor?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Thalassemia minor is not a problem with any of the routine childhood or adult vaccinations.
The vaccine benefits, and any uncommon side effects, should be the same in normal people as in thalassemia carriers.

In brief: Yes

Thalassemia minor is not a problem with any of the routine childhood or adult vaccinations.
The vaccine benefits, and any uncommon side effects, should be the same in normal people as in thalassemia carriers.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is not a contraindication to getting a flu shot.

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is not a contraindication to getting a flu shot.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The flu vaccine is very important and as long as your child is over 6 months they should receive it.
Children with chronic diseases may receive the inactivated (not live) vaccine, but it is still important to get the vaccine as they are more susceptible to contracting the illness. Getting vaccinated also helps protect the most vulnerable- babies not old enough to be vaccinated and the elderly.

In brief: Yes

The flu vaccine is very important and as long as your child is over 6 months they should receive it.
Children with chronic diseases may receive the inactivated (not live) vaccine, but it is still important to get the vaccine as they are more susceptible to contracting the illness. Getting vaccinated also helps protect the most vulnerable- babies not old enough to be vaccinated and the elderly.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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