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Children's live oral flu prevention and CLL?

annmcgowan
annmcgowan
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My grandchildren have recently received oral flu prevention which is live. Anyone any idea how long I need to wait before I can safely be in their company? The practice nurse says 24 hours. The internet suggests 2 weeks and my CLL nurse specialist does not know.

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Cllcanada
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Check the CDC flu website, I recall it is two weeks...

As this states it takes about two weeks for protection to occur ... which leads me to believe a child would be contageous... for this period.

I'm sure an immunologist would have an answer

cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vi...

~chris

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annmcgowan

Thank you Chris I will defenately do that.

Ann

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annmcgowan

Hi Chris and anyone else who is interested. Just checked this site. It does take up to 2 weeks for the live vaccine in children to work fully. In relation to immunocompromised people it uses the example of people having completed bone marrow transplants it suggests, if I am reading it right, 7 days. Thanks again Chris very helpful.

Ann

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CoBubby

I have CLl. W & W. No treatment. Staying with my daughter and grandson. He is getting round of shots next week. Does this apply to me too?

Thanks.

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annmcgowan

I am still on watch and wait but borderline treatment. I believe at this stage our immune systems are vulnerable but not compromised? I had conflicting messages from the practice nurse and my CLL nurse did not know which is why I posted. Perhaps your nurse specialist will be more informed? Let us know.

Regards

Ann

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MsLockYourPosts

Watch and wait does not mean that your immune system is not compromised. Have you had your IgG tested? I believe that this applies to all of us. Again, as Chris said, an immunologist would probably know, but I would rather err on the side of caution than end up with something like shingles. If you are around your grandchildren, I would be very aware of any changes in how you feel!

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annmcgowan

Thank plenum I am awaiting my Immunaglobin results so am erring on the cautious side.

Kind regards

Ann

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