My DS had a flu shot at 6 months. Exactly 1 week later he ended up sick, vomiting, fever, bad cold, ear infection, cough, the whole 9. Vomited for 8 straight days...Last Tuesday he got a follow up flu shot. I guess they get 2?? 7 days later he has a fever and has vomited twice so far. Has anyone had this expereince with the flu shot? Pedi told me the 1st time they only get mild cold symptoms and that if that did happen it would occur a day or 2 after the flu shot and that him being sick last time was only a coincedence. What do you guys think......? I feel so bad this baby just got better from being sick 2 weeks ago..Answer Question
It doesn't surprise me.. while the flu shot itself isn't a live virus giving the shot weakens a body's immune system making them more susceptible to colds. Those people I know who have been given the flu shot get sick afterwards, to varying degrees.
We don't do the flu shot in this family, well hubby gets the spray because he's in the army.. but my daughter and I don't get it and we have never gotten the flu.
Answer by celticreverie at 4:52 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
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Answer by gemgem at 5:00 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
People have different reactions to the flu. Some vomit, some get diarrhea, some get both. It depends on the person. And you never know the virus that they are putting in there. They put several virus's in there. How do you know how it's supposed to effect you? Flu = vomit for me. Every time i had the flu i've vomited & had diarreah.
Answer by samurai_chica at 5:02 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
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Answer by Zakysmommy at 5:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
The flu shot doesn't prevent anybody from getting the flu, it prevents hospitalization and possible death from the flu. :( I'm sorry your lil' one is ill, best bet is to ride it out, it seems to be going around and I've still got it after three weeks. I hope you all get well.
Answer by Knightquester at 5:32 PM on Jan. 27, 2009