I have a 11 month old born with tricuspid atresia and VSD, everyting is going well. She has oxyegen sat levels between 77-80. She doesn't have to see a CCF cardiologist until March. She is developmentally on target but is petite 15 pounds. It was suggested that she get a flu shot. I was wondering if it was OK for her to have that. What are the pros/cons of this shot? Will the shot affect her heart condition? Is there anything I should be concerned about?
The presence of congenital heart disease does not make immunization unsafe; if anything, immunizations are more important in this group. It is fine to proceed with any immunizations your pediatrician feels she needs.
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