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#1 meemee75

Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

We have been advised to give DD the Fluvax this year ( she will have just turned 4yrs old)


She was diagnosed with Asthma in August last year and had 5 hospitalisations in 5 months and her Asthma is very viral/cold related.

What do others do?

I don't mind getting her vaccinated except I have had an allergic reaction to the fluvax in the past and was advised not to have it again.

Unfortunately DD comes from 2 parents who both have a wide range of allergies .
which makes me a little nervous.

She was fine with her scheduled vaccinations , except the chicken pox vax  ( she was in the lucky 5% that broke out in spots, really high temps and unwell for about 4 weeks after)

I guess I'm just after some reassurance or not unsure.gif  


#2 3_for_me

Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:42 PM

As an asthmatic myself I think it's a good idea to have it.  Given your family history I would have it through the GP rather than the council immunisation service and discuss your concerns first so they know you want to keep a close eye on her, I would also stay longer than the 15 minute minimum just to be sure.


I would rather take the small risk to have it done so that you know that she can have it again in future years.

#3 Luvmy4

Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:20 AM

My DS1 & DS3 have asthma. We have all had a fluvax since DS1 was hospitalized with the flu aged 7. He was so sick. It is very worth it.

#4 Carmen02

Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:33 AM

I have asthma n soo does my 3 children..my older 2 have had fluvax a few times we have lots of allergies too! I would go for it n keep a close eye on her..my 16mth old i am so worried he will catch something n with his breathing ah

#5 meemee75

Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

Thanks everyone.

We have just spent 10 hrs in Emerg today with DD as she has a cold which has triggered an asthma attack again.
Will definitely be getting the fluxaz.

Cheers





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