I always got a flu shot each year. I am planning this year. difficult child's dr. wants him to get a flu shot, but he has SO much anxiety, and often can't breathe, chest pain, many many anxiety related problems. He is afraid if he gets a flu shot it will cause an allergic reaction, or worse. Is it something I should attempt to convince him to do? Should I acknowledge his fears and validate them? I would like for him to be protected from sickness, but not at the risk of dealing with many other anxiety issues / illnesses. I do understand these anxiety related illnesses ARE real to him. But can I urge the flu shot or let it go? You can see my post in general forum relating to difficult child.