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Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by ramyanand, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. ramyanand

    ramyanand Gold IL'ite

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    Hi ilites..
    Is it necessary to give flushots to kids?My kid is 4 1/2 and its been 9 months since we came here..His ped advised to give 2 course of flushots..He was given the first..does he need another course too? My friend says that its absolutely necessary to give the shots..

    Pls post u'r suggestions

    Cheers
    RAmya
     
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    Pia New IL'ite

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    Hi Ramya,

    If your ped says so,then you should definately do it.Every country has its own ways and I think that you should follow it if you live there.
    How long do u live there?


    Pia
     
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    Srama IL Hall of Fame

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    Ramya,

    flu shots are generally recommended - some peds still leave the option to parents. However, if you have given the first set, I understand it is necessary to give the booster shots with in the month of the first shots. If it's too late, not a problem and nothing to worry - it is as good as not giving a shot ( the first shot will not have effect by itself I guess). Also finally always speak with ped for all your doubts.

    Here's a link which gives more info...hope this helps.

    WakeGOV.com - Flu Immunizations
     
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    ramyanand Gold IL'ite

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    Hi srama,
    Thanx for the info..The website cleared all my doubts..

    Cheers
    Ramya
     
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    ramyanand Gold IL'ite

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    Hi pia,
    We moved to the US last year...I checked with the ped and she recommended to have the second course tooo..

    Cheers
    RAmya
     
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    Ramya,

    Flu shot when given the first time, is done in two shots. The second (booster) shot is given sometime after 6-8 weeks the first one. This is just for the first time. The year after just once. HTH.
     

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