Vaccines, like any medication, can have side effects. It is important that you discuss all the issues with your healthcare provider and make an informed decision.
Vaccines may not be appropriate for everyone. For example those with a weakened immune system, or those with an allergy to eggs or gelatin, may need to take extra precautions. If you are concerned about the appropriateness of a vaccine for you or your child, ask your doctor.
It is also important to note that aspirin should never be given to children with these or other illnesses. Aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome, a fairly rare but potentially deadly viral disorder affecting the brain and/or liver. The aspirin should never be given to children or teenagers.
Aspirin is a salicylate compound. The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation points out that many products may contain salicylates, such as anti-nausea products and cold remedies. Therefore, it's important to read the label of all medications and ask your doctor and pharmacist if you have any questions.
aspirin and salicylate-containing compounds should never be used for treating symptoms of flu-like illnesses, chicken pox, colds, etc., in children or teenagers. The Foundation also recommends that parents talk with their children and teenagers about the potential dangers of aspirin and educate them about the many products that may contain salicylates as well.