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Flu shot (vaccine) for prevention of Flu in healthy Toddlers

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    Bottom Line

  • Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. Only 1 study (clinical trial) conducted, with 786 toddlers. Does not prevent flu symptoms. irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

    • EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED
    • EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • SAFETY | MILD RISKS

Recommendations

Avoid this treatment:

It does not prevent flu symptoms. It has irritating side effects and unclear safety.

Doctors Say That

The recommended dosage for toddlers who take the flu shot for the first time is twice, at least 4 weeks apart. This dosage primes the immune system, and may prove more effective.

Note that the information here relates only to HEALTHY toddlers. Flu vaccines are, for example, essential for asthmatic toddlers.

About Flu shot (vaccine)

Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses

  • Target Population:

    healthy Toddlers, 6 to 24 months

  • Dosage:

    Seasonal vaccine (once a year). 0.25 mL. One dose or two doses at least 1 month apart.

  • Goal:

    Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.

Research Summary

  • Poorly tested
  • 1 Clinical Studies
  • 768 Toddlers Tested
  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

    Ineffective. Does not prevent flu symptoms. Does not prevent complications.

  • Mild risks
  • Risks:

    Unclear. More research needed. Irritating side effects: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; headache, fever, cough, nausea, muscle aches, itching, sore eyes.

Influenza virus infection Overview

  • Medical problem:

    Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).

  • Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.

  • Complications:

    Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.

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Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza virus. A new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year as the influenza virus rapidly changes.Their effectiveness varies from year to year. The effectiveness in those under two years old and over 65 years old is unknown due to the low quality of the research. (source)
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