Can people with neurological conditions safely take the H1N1 vaccine?
My son has Norrie's Disease and partial seizures. I have read that those with neurological problems should consult their doctor before getting the flu vaccine. Is it safe for him have the H1N1 vaccine?
Of course, consult with your doctor. The vaccine was meant to protect children with various conditions which is why there is a nasal mist and an injection. Does the benefit of the vaccine outweigh the risk of disease to your son? Confer with his pediatrician or neurologist.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics