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My kids 5, 6, and 10 yo have allergies and mild asthma, is it okay to give them flu shot?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not a problem

Its even more important to give the flu shot when your child has asthma.

In brief: Not a problem

Its even more important to give the flu shot when your child has asthma.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Children with asthma do not fight off infection as well.
It is important to protect them against infections like influenza. This is not a controversial issue.

In brief: Yes

Children with asthma do not fight off infection as well.
It is important to protect them against infections like influenza. This is not a controversial issue.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Kids with asthma are usually the first on the list as long as they are not allergic to any of the vaccine components.

In brief: Yes!

Kids with asthma are usually the first on the list as long as they are not allergic to any of the vaccine components.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is safe to give children flu shots, even if they have egg allergy.
It's especially important for kids who have asthma, as they are more likely to develop complications from having flu (such as pneumonia). The only issue is that a child with asthma should not receive the nasal flu vaccine, flu mist.

In brief: Yes

It is safe to give children flu shots, even if they have egg allergy.
It's especially important for kids who have asthma, as they are more likely to develop complications from having flu (such as pneumonia). The only issue is that a child with asthma should not receive the nasal flu vaccine, flu mist.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fears ungrounded

There is no controversy in the medical community about the safety and benefits of vaccinations for your children.
The risks of not vaccinating far exceed the very small and theoretical risks of vaccination. Another important benefit of flu shots is that it if most people are immune, then influenza will not spread to and injure the more vulnerable (especially elderly, pregnant).

In brief: Fears ungrounded

There is no controversy in the medical community about the safety and benefits of vaccinations for your children.
The risks of not vaccinating far exceed the very small and theoretical risks of vaccination. Another important benefit of flu shots is that it if most people are immune, then influenza will not spread to and injure the more vulnerable (especially elderly, pregnant).
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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