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Old Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:51 PM
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Impact of flu shot on neutrophin count?

I am interested to know what is the immediate impact of flu shot on neutrophin count,can we expect a sudden dip
Temporarily?my daughter had a flu shot and only few minutes later had a blood test which reported 0.2 neutrophin count .we are having one more blood test but curious if anyone has any input on impact of flu shot on neutrophin count.
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Old Thu Oct 15, 2015, 05:36 PM
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I am interested to know what is the immediate impact of flu shot on neutrophin count,can we expect a sudden dip
Temporarily?my daughter had a flu shot and only few minutes later had a blood test which reported 0.2 neutrophin count .we are having one more blood test but curious if anyone has any input on impact of flu shot on neutrophin count.
appu2015,

In normal cases, a flu shot causes no change in white count, or may make the white count rise slightly, so I don't think your daughter's flu shot contributed to her low neutrophil count.

From what I've read, it's OK to get a flu shot when you have a cold, but you shouldn't get the shot while you have a fever. You said in another thread that your daughter didn't have a fever, so that's good. Keep an eye on her temperature, and let the doctor know immediately if she develops a fever.

Note: There was a Flu shots and low WBC thread in these forums a couple of years ago, but that was for an MDS patient.
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Old Thu Oct 15, 2015, 05:51 PM
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Thanks.Can neutropenia be asymptomatic?we do travel a lot in public transportation my lo never fell ill.
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Old Fri Oct 16, 2015, 01:15 PM
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Thanks.Can neutropenia be asymptomatic?we do travel a lot in public transportation my lo never fell ill.
Yes. Some people with neutropenia feel vaguely ill, but some notice nothing at all. It's the heightened risk of infection and the lack of obvious symptoms that makes neutropenia a challenge to deal with.
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Old Fri Oct 16, 2015, 09:05 PM
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Any idea what is vaccine induced neutropenia?is that temporary?
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Old Sat Oct 17, 2015, 08:07 PM
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Sorry, that's not something I've read about.
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Old Sun Oct 18, 2015, 01:51 AM
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Hi appu2015,

Just a data point for you...

Last week I had my flu shot a few minutes before getting my CBC. It had no impact on my neutrophils.
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