Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Flu Shot Debate

Even though Nathan is allergic to eggs he has gotten the flu shot in the past, once by the allergist office and once by his Pediatrician.

Well, I called at made an appointment for a flu shot this year at his pediatrician's office and they told me they can't do it, we need to go to the allergist to get it done. I told them they did it last year and Nathan didn't have any problems so why can't they do it this year. The nurse told me the pediatrician will call me.

Is the flu shot this year stronger and they worry he will have a reaction. Going to the Allergist will be a long 3 hour appointment because they just do a little bit at a time.

Part of me says forget the flu shot but we get it every year plus Nathan has Asthma that is mostly viral induced. He needs the flu shot.


Chase's Moma said...

I don't think there is anything different with the flu shot this year. My son got his at the peds office as always and did fine with it. He has an egg allergy also. Have you spoke with your ped yet?

Jeanette said...

Our pedi wanted the allergist to do it this year even though she has done it the past 2 years. I posted it today.