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If your child was autistic, would you give them the flu shot?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are no studies to show any extra reactions in children with autism receiving flu shots.

In brief: Yes
There are no studies to show any extra reactions in children with autism receiving flu shots.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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