make sure if you are on steroids ask doctor about flu mist, because i know dr. wong said no live vaccinations if on steroids, and for some reason the flu mist stickes out in my head, i will go back through papers to check, i do not think the phuemo is a live vaccination, but with duchenne we were told to make sure to get the flu vaccination.
You can request a thimerosol free flu shot. They make them, but not all doctors stock them. Ask ahead of time. My son's pediatrician honors our request. My feeling is why add anything toxic if you don't need too. Joanne
Joshua has gotten the flu shot which doesn't have the live the live virus in it. He is on steroids and the doctors agreed he's better off getting the shot than getting the flu itself. There's no risk so long as the shot isn't a live one.