Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses in children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. 10 studies conducted, with 770 children. Generates a relatively mild immune response during chemotherapy. Prevention of flu symptoms and complications is unknown and was not measured. Mild side effects.
Consider this treatment cautiously:
Unclear benefits. More and better quality research is needed. Side effects seem mild.
Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses
Children with Cancer, 2 to 16 years old
Most brands - 0.5 mL, Two doses 1 month apart.
Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.
Unclear. Stimulates mild immune response, but the impact on flu symptoms and complications remains unknown, and was never measured in the studies.
Unclear. More research needed. Irritating side effects: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; headache, mild fever, cough, nausea, muscle aches, itching, sore eyes.
Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.
Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.
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