Anyone here have "high risk" kids?
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|Sun, 10-11-2009 - 12:26am|
I've been lurking a little while and am wondering if and how many of you have kids who fall into the high risk category with regard to flu vaccinations.
Let me introduce myself, I'm Shannon and my DD Rowan is 12 months old. She is fully vaccinated on schedule. She has DiGeorge Syndrome which can cause immune deficiency. She had open heart surgery at 7 days old and has a hypoplastic thalmus but a normally functioning primary immune system. Due to issues DiGeorge kids can have with vaccine response she will not be getting any live virus vaccines.
So yes, my DD is getting the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1. DH and I will be getting them also. DD also gets Synagis, the RSV medication. Per her immunologist, we are on lockdown now. I can't take her to church, to Target, or anywhere there is a lot of people. The funny thing is that she is quite healthy. She has had one cold with one double ear infection the entire year. Unfortunately, that cold landed her in the ER for dehydration.
My plan before my DD was born was to delay and selectively vax. I had never had the flu shot before DD was born and probably wouldn't consider it for my DD if she were typical. But she's not. All of her specialists are recommending the vaccines so we're doing it.
Anyway, I'm just wondering about everyone else here..any kids with special medical needs that put them in the high risk category? Thoughts?