My daughter just had a reaction to her first dose of the H1N1 vaccine

Stephanie - posted on 11/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 6 year old daughter and I just got back from the hospital she had a reaction to the H1N1 vaccine (1st dose) she received this morning (pounding headache, chest pain, and her arms and legs were going numb) they treated her with a strong dose of Benadryl and she is resting at home now, but they still suggested that we have her get the 2nd part of the vaccine as scheduled in a month just to pretreat her with Benadryl before the injection....I've always thought that once you have a reaction to something it gets progressively worse....I'm not sure what I want to do here, but they also say my son should get the vaccine as well since he is Type 1 diabetic...I am worried about having her take the next one but more worried with his Diabetes....does anyone have any advice on this?

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Rebecca - posted on 11/19/2009

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my daughter and I both got a headache after the h1n1 vaccine, we both got the nasal. Just do as the doctor recommends

Angie - posted on 11/19/2009

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Listen to your doctor. Your doctor is the expert in the case. I'm sure they will keep a very close eye on your daughter after her shot.

Rachelle - posted on 11/19/2009

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Well personally I think the vaccine is crazy and I wouldn't do it. Considering what happened to your daughter you might want to reconsider. Those don't sound like side effects that ANYTHING should have!

Rae - posted on 11/19/2009

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Have her take ibuprofen and benadryl 1/2 before her next dose. Allergies to medications and foods can get progressively worse with each exposure but immunizations are different. I am a medical assistant and have seen these kind of reactions before. I would say definetly get your son immunized. With his underlying health issues it will protect him.

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