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My son is 6 years old he has allergy to elm trees and

Hi my son is 6...
Hi my son is 6 years old he has allergy to elm trees and somentypea of nuts, cashew for sure, i heard that kids with allergy mustvtake flu shot its better, is that true? Or thats irrelevant, i wasnt inclined to give my kids flu shot this year as i feel its doing more harm than good to them.
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Richard Han
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Hello my name is***** and I am a board-certified pediatrician. I am happy to help. Along with his food and environmental allergies, does your son have eczema or asthma?
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Only if your son has asthma would it be more prudent than not to get a flu vaccine, since asthma patients have a higher incidence of lung complications with the flu. Otherwise, children with allergies do not have to get a flu shot.Do you have any other questions or concerns I can help with? If not, please click the button to accept the answer and conclude our interaction. I would also appreciate the kindness of a positive review. Thank you.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No asthma, so its ok not to take flu shot
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Do you recommend flu shot or not
it is okay to pass on the flu shot.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No thats all i have thank you for ur help
You are very welcome! If I've addressed your question and you are satisfied, please click the button to accept the answer. I would also appreciate the kindness of a positive review. Thank you
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