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April 14th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Moms tha have kids with egg allergies....

Do you get your kids the flu vaccine?
My pedi said don't do it, ( I hadn't planned on it) but when we went for the rest of the vaccines the vaccine nurse said it was ok to do....thoughts??
Lisa, Loving mommy to Ayden (Monkey) and Maycie (Bug)
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April 14th, 2011, 08:20 AM
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ny son is 13 and has the flu jag every yrs with his health problems..we just discovered he has a egg allergy, its that bad he has to carry an epipen and has been in hospital with it..he has never had a reaction to his jags even having the egg allerly..hth
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April 14th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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The allergist said they were okay and I could have the shot administered at their office instead of the pediatrician, but I decided to forgo it. None of us get the flu shot.

We've even separated the MMR vaccine bc it has an egg binder.

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April 14th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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We don't do the flu shot. The reasoning is partly the egg allergy. It really depends on the type of reaction they have to egg and which part of the egg. Egg white, yolks, protein, etc. Danny vomits dozens of times daily when he eats eggs and since he hasn't done all that well tolerating vaccines in general we just forgo that one. Our allergist offered to give it at their office as well so that they could treat any reaction he could have had. If you are wanting to get the vax you can ask your allergist to do it in their office. If you are unsure or hesitant just don't get it. It is optional and if your child has an egg allergy they aren't really going to take that into consideration at a normal peds office. Some children with severe allergies to certain parts of eggs can tolerate the shot and some with mild sensitivities cannot tolerate it...if your allergist said no and you want to get it I would ask what his reasoning is. If it is the part of the egg that your child is allergic to then that will answer the question....

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April 18th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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My son is allergic to Egg whites and he does vaccines just fine..

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June 13th, 2011, 08:47 PM
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We did the flu shot this year. This is the first year we've gotten them though. Our family doctor wouldn't do it and sent us to the Children's Hospital, where we see their allergist and they gave it to her. We had to wait there 30 minutes after the injection to make sure they weren't going to have a reaction. They did fine.

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