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What is the youngest age someone can get a flu shot?

Are they safe for younger children?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Oct. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • No, becuase of the ingredients and possible adverse reactions! Flu shots have a HIGH failure rate.
    Check these out:
    http://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Influenza/flufacts.aspx

    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 10:09 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • My kids have had flu shots EVERY YEAR and they doctor told me that 6 months and older may get them. My kids are just fine, so are my nieces and nephews who get them and all other children I know....oh yea, and my kids have not had the flu since...yea, can't remember.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • my 6 month old just got one and hes fine
    aidensmama8

    Answer by aidensmama8 at 11:18 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • 6 months. Don't let the non vaccinating moms scare you about all their supposed proof. I would rather risk the SMALL chance of a reaction to protect my child and others around me from diseases that have been nonexistent for 30 years. You do what you and your child's doctor geel is right for your child.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:32 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • If you choose to get the H1N1 vaccine, I strongly urge you to (at least for small children) have your health care provider order the single dose preservative free vaccine. It is my understanding that the H1N1 vaccine will have Thimerisol/mercury. As with other vaccines, the H1N1 vaccine is expected to be 60-80% effective. For all of us, those who choose to vax and those who don't, prevention is key. Here is what Dr Sears is saying about the vaccine: http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/ . if you read through the comments, you will see that he is not getting the vax.

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:55 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • I'm not trying to scare anyone with "suppossed" proof. I gave her flu facts from a non biased source and then the CDC's list of ingredients for the vaccine.
    I think that's pretty solid evidence. ;)
    Take the time to actually look at the sources before you say they aren't credible.
    Thanks!
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 9:17 AM on Oct. 9, 2009

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