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14 day quarantine from child who has received live flu vaccine needed?

Troglodytes
Troglodytes

My 11 year old daughter, who lives with my ex is getting a flu jab tomorrow. The school nurse has advised us not to have contact for 14 days as it is a live vaccine. Is this necessary? I had my own jab a month ago.

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Correction - daughter will receive live vaccine via nasal spray and the advice relates specifically to this

AussieNeil
AussieNeilAdministrator in reply to Troglodytes

The difficult challenge with your situation, is that when we have CLL, we have even less of a response to flu vaccinations than those without CLL. Given they don't obtain 100% response to flu vaccinations, I agree with the nurse.

Sorry,

Neil

Thanks Neil

Would masks, 2m distance and meeting outside be OK, Neil? (I prefer not to put us in a risky situation but am happy with v v low risk.)

AussieNeil
AussieNeilAdministrator in reply to Troglodytes

That should certainly reduce your risk.

PaulaS
PaulaSVolunteer in reply to Troglodytes

If she could be given a ( non live) flu jab and not the (live) spray, then you wouldn't need to stay away from her.

Having had the jab yourself you will hopefully have some protection but it's not guaranteed.

Paula

Troglodytes
Troglodytes in reply to PaulaS

Thanks Paula - will err on the side of caution

Troglodytes
Troglodytes in reply to PaulaS

I don't think the school would do that unfortunately

PaulaS
PaulaSVolunteer in reply to Troglodytes

Some people have arranged for their child to have the non- live flu jab done via their GP rather than the school. But the kids don't like it, they'd prefer the spray of course...

Troglodytes
Troglodytes in reply to PaulaS

I'll see if we can arrange this, but suspect school will say no - thanks for the tip, Paula

PaulaS
PaulaSVolunteer in reply to Troglodytes

Might be better to ask your GP rather than the school ( if your daughter is happy to have the jab)

Paula

Ghounds
Ghounds in reply to Troglodytes

Your local pharmacy may be willing to give the injection.

I had my flu jab first and my daughter had the live vaccine (nasal spray) about a month after me. My son is having his tomorrow. My CCL specialist was fine with that. I think it depends how strong your immune system is? If it's not too compromised, I would say it's ok but your doctor should be the one who knows you the best.

Can you give them a call? You can opt out of the school scheme and arrange for her to have the injection instead (that's not live). There was a mention of this on the form itself as lots of people do not have their kids immunised with the nasal spray for religious reasons (it contains pork). They can apply for the injection instead. Your daughter is old enough to cope with the injection rather than a nasal spray.

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