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Flu jab for asthmatic child

(6 Posts)
Wheneverwhatever Thu 05-Nov-15 10:07:05

My 5-year-old boy has been diagnosed with asthma two months ago. He is now taking the brown inhaler every day twice a day.
He is booked to have his flu jab today but i wonder if he will have the nasal spray (like "healthy children) or the injection (like asthmatic patient).
Does anyone know?

Katymac Thu 05-Nov-15 10:11:34

it looks like it will be a spray

Wheneverwhatever Thu 05-Nov-15 11:14:38

Ah, thank you!

GinAndSonic Fri 06-Nov-15 21:29:16

Unless it's severe asthma or he has a particularly high dose steroid inhaler it will be the spray. My 5yo had the jab as they didn't have the spray in yet in September and with his personal history it was decided he should be protected asap. Bit generally, they use the spray.

GinAndSonic Fri 06-Nov-15 21:29:52

Duh, should check the date on posts. As you were.

Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 06-Nov-15 21:30:25

Our 7 year old had the spray.

It was very quick and easy, I was extremely impressed.

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