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Flu shot (vaccine) for prevention of Flu in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

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  • Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 4 studies conducted, with 143 children. Unclear benefits. Irritating side effects and unclear safety.

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

Recommendations

Avoid this treatment:

No data exists on benefits. More research is needed. Side effects are very frequent.

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The recommended dosage for children 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.

About Flu shot (vaccine)

Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses

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    Target Population:

    Children with Cystic Fibrosis, 2 to 16 years old

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    Dosage:

    Seasonal vaccine (once a year). Most brands - 0.5 mL (Fluzone - 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

  • Curefacts.com - Green Pages icon Poorly tested
  • 4 Clinical Studies
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  • Benefits:

    Unclear. It does evoke immune system response, but it is not clear if this response brings actual benefits (prevention of flu symptoms and flu complications).

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  • Risks:

    Unclear. More research needed. The studies resulted high frequency of side effects, but none were life threatening or persistent. Irritating side effects include: 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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