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I have a 11 yr old and his school is wanting him to get the H1N1 vac. If he does get it how protected is he?

I'm very uneasy about him getting the vac, what if he does get it and still gets the swine flu what will his Dr. do about it. Is there a antibiotic that can be given? I know the flu is usually not treated with antibiotics so what will happen?
In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Nov 16, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended children be vaccinated against H1N1. It is a safe vaccination in both of its forms--nasal and injection.  Tamiflu is an antiviral medication that can be used for H1N1, however, it is not recommended for well children.  Your doctor will determine the need for the medication or not.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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