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Tamiflu and swine flu vax - anyone read any research?

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sphil Fri 10-Jul-09 12:00:02

It looks likely that DS2 will be offered Tamiflu if he contracts swine flu and the vax when it arrives because of his acute asthma. We have avoided all vax since MMR because of his autistic regression.

Has anyone read anything about side effects -or the likely effects on an already compromised immune system? DS2 still has many allergies and altho his bowels are a lot better, it doesn't take much to set them off again.

His asthma was frighteningly bad last winter, so I don't want to take any risks. But on the other hand, I don't want to pump him full of unnecessary drugs either.

silverfrog Fri 10-Jul-09 12:14:40

dh & I were wondering similar the other day.

thankfully dd1 does not have asthma issues, that must be a real worry.

will watch with interest, as all other issues are the same here (antibs/vax/bowels etc)

sarah293 Fri 10-Jul-09 12:18:52

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Phoenix4725 Fri 10-Jul-09 12:31:59

dd is taking tamiflu now due to ds having had swine flu but she wont have the vaccine in her case its pointless as she cant make antibodies

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