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Thesimplethings Thu 07-Nov-13 13:18:18

Ds1 is due his preschool booster next week. The nurse wants to give him his flu nasal spray at the same time when previ

Thesimplethings Thu 07-Nov-13 13:21:11

Sorry clicked post in error.

Previously he had separate appointments for these but now they are saying he has to have them together as they are live vaccines or at least a month apart.

What would you do? Would you consent to booster and flu at the same time? I feel it's too much, but wonder if I'm being pfb.

Nevercan Thu 07-Nov-13 14:04:57

I would have both done. The flu one takes a millisecond so it would be a faff to go for a separate appointment

Thesimplethings Thu 07-Nov-13 19:33:36

Thanks for reply

Thesimplethings Thu 07-Nov-13 19:34:36

I'm more concerned about the effects on Ds having two vaccines together. Is it safe?

mummyxtwo Thu 07-Nov-13 21:32:16

Yes it's safe, or your nurse wouldn't have suggested to give them both at the same time. I think that having them close together but not at the same time could theoretically mean that you're giving the second live vaccine when their immune system is slightly reduced following the first one, therefore they could potentially get worse side effects from the second one. At the same time would be okay, or else wait until the immune system is back to normal after a month.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 07-Nov-13 21:38:40

Would just get it all done together.

browniebear Thu 07-Nov-13 23:32:59

Ds is going next week for all at same time, saves having to go through it all again. I am dreading it though

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