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

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    Ineffective

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  • 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.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | MILD RISKS

Recommendations

Avoid this treatment:

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

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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

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    Target Population:

    healthy Toddlers, 6 to 24 months

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    Dosage:

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

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    Goal:

    Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.

Research Summary

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  • 1 Clinical Studies
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  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

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

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  • 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

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    Medical problem:

    Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).

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    Symptoms and signs:

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

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    Complications:

    Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.

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