Friday, November 20, 2009

.Allergic Reaction to the Flu Vaccine?

Hello everyone,

My daughter is 15 mo old, and yesterday she has received the flu shot for the first time (along with a booster for dTAP and Hib). A few hours later I have noticed hives on her legs and some separate patches on her lower back and over her right shoulder. I gave her Benadryl and she was fine. This morning she had a fever of 101.4 and hives on her left arm and again over her right shoulder, but nothing on her legs or back. I gave her some tylenol and the rash went away as well as the fever. However, she was very tired. The doctor says he has not heard of such an allergic reaction after getting vaccinated, but what else can it be???. She was fine until she got the vaccinations. I am really confused. Did anyone else experience that kind of thing with their kids?
Thank you so much!


  1. Yep, my 10 year old son got both the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines at school on Thursday, 11/19th. Late Friday afternoon he broke out with hives on his forearms. They were minor and didn't itch very much if at all. I gave him one chewable benedryl and they seemed to go down although have not dissappeared completely. He's never had allergies, hives, or anything. He's not allergic to eggs either. I'm going to report the reaction to the school nurse on Monday.

  2. I'm glad he's doing ok.... does he have to get a second one?