For babies and young children between 6 months and 15 years old, it is necessary to consult a pediatrician before getting a flu shot. FirstMed’s highly qualified pediatricians evaluate the child’s overall health and developmental needs to ensure that the vaccination process is as safe and effective as possible.
WHO SHOULD DEFINITELY GET THE FLU SHOT…
- Adults and children with chronic heart or lung problems
- People over 60 years old
- Adults and children with kidney, blood, or immune system problems
- Family members of any of the above groups
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE THE FLU SHOT?
We cannot administer the flu shot to patients with the following risk complications:
- Those with an allergy to eggs, chicken, neomycin or formaldehyde
- Those with a fever or acute infectious disease
- Those with a history of a bad reaction to the flu shot in the past
- Those with a history of Guillain Barre Syndrome
SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FLU SHOT
- Minor soreness, swelling, or redness at the site of injection
- Rare with our particular vaccine, which is an inactivated split virus and cannot cause the flu: fever, weakness, trembling, fatigue, headache, sweating, muscle aches
- Very rare: pain along nerve, convulsions, thrombocytopenia, allergic reaction, vasculitis, neurological abnormalities