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    Default Does your baby/kid get the flu shot?

    I'm still deciding whether or not to get it done for my dd who is one next week.

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    I asked my GP last week and she very emphatically said NO! My 5y/o gets seasonal asthma but so far she hasn't had any other illnesses. My 3y/o gets tonsillitis regularly and used to get ear infections. Neither of them have ever been sick with a flu type illness. I'm interested in other replies and wondering whether I should be getting a second opinion.

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    No, definitely not! I don't see the point and can't justify the risk of jabbing a healthy person.


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    I had mine at work this week, I asked the nurse and she highly recommended it considering dd is a daycare baby.

    I'm just worried if I don't as the flu strain this year is expected to be pretty bad.

    I meet with her paed next week so I'll ask her.

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    That's strange, @GirlsRock did your dr say why not??

    http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/in...nza-qanda#safe

    Yes. Children can begin to be vaccinated against the flu from 6 months of age.

    Flu vaccines are safe and have been used in children around the world and in Australia for many years. All vaccines currently available in Australia must pass stringent safety testing before being approved for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

    Specific brands of flu vaccine are registered with the TGA for use in children - and some flu vaccines should not be used for certain age groups of children.

    Since late 2010, bioCSL Fluvax® has not been registered for use in children aged less than 5 years because it causes unacceptably high rates of adverse events, specifically fevers and febrile convulsions, in children of this age.

    BioCSL Fluvax® is approved for use in persons aged 5 years and older; however, the TGA and the Product Information for bioCSL Fluvax® advise that this vaccine should only be used in children aged 5 to under 9 years based on careful consideration of potential benefits and risks to the individual. ATAGI recommends it not be used in this age group because there are readily available alternative trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines which are much less likely to induce fever. Only if an alternative vaccine is not available should bioCSL Fluvax® be used. Thus, use of bioCSL Fluvax® in children aged 5 to 9 years should only be considered after careful review of the potential benefits and risks.

    The available data indicate that there is a very low risk of fever, which is usually mild and transient, following vaccination with the other vaccine brands: Agrippal®; Fluarix®; Influvac®; and Vaxigrip®. Any of these vaccines can be used in children aged 6 months and older.

    OP, this is from the immunise website (link above)

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    I asked my GP and she said it's not necessary for kids who don't have chronic illnesses such as asthma. She said normally healthy kids who get flu are often less sick than adults and it may only seem like a cold. So only me and DH got the flu shot, as I had flu a couple times as a teenager and it was the worst. Thing. EVER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    No, definitely not! I don't see the point and can't justify the risk of jabbing a healthy person.


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    Well it's not usually recommended to "jab" a sick person with a vaccine. The idea is you vaccinate a healthy person to keep them that way

    OP I'll be getting mine done this year as the predicted strain sounds pretty nasty.

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    Subbing. Can't decide if I should get my DS vaccinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Well it's not usually recommended to "jab" a sick person with a vaccine. The idea is you vaccinate a healthy person to keep them that way

    OP I'll be getting mine done this year as the predicted strain sounds pretty nasty.
    Well what I mean is that I don't see the point unless the person is elderly, works in the medical profession, have a compromised immune system and are at a greater risk of catching the flu, etc.

    For someone like myself or children who are all healthy, there is no need to go and have an unnecessary shot.

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