hrdy56 asks:

My grandson is sick with upper respiratory infection. Should he get the H1N1 vaccine now or wait?

Where my daughter lives they are giving vaccines today.Last night he got sick and went to urgent care (he is 8 months old)he has an upper respiratory infection. They put him on antibiotics,should he be vaccinated now or later.
In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Dec 10, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

The antibiotics are not the issue.  If he is ill he should defer the vaccine. Generally vaccines don't interfere with illnesses but may be confusing to the patient as to which is making them feel ill.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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