We delay and decline vaxes; my 23mo is unvaxed currently. He had some sort of reactive airway episode this weekend after having a cold; it may or may not be the first time it has ever happened but this was the worst! In the hospital, and at the follow up with the doc today, they told me that he should have the fluvax because he is at higher risk for complications if he has Reactive Airway disease or asthma (which are not his diagnoses considering it has happened this one time.)
So I KNOW that the flu might even cause complications for the asthmatic, and that people used to be told not to get it if they were asthmatic. I also know that there is usually (always?) thimerosol in the flushot.
I am leaning toward NOT getting the flu shot for the 20 mo, but I am wondering if I do, if it is a bad idea when he has been taking steroids all week? Doc says it is ok if he doesn't have a high fever; we are scheduled to see him in a few days. I am worried about him taking the shot after being on immunosuppressants, even if only for a week.
Advice? Thoughts? I am looking for research to take in with me because he is a very good doc and will appreciate what I have to say.