A 29-year-old male asked:
Why can't a patient receive a flu shot if they have an elevated heart rate due to an anxiety disorder? (ptsd)
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brandon Elrodanswered
General Practice 13 years experience
They can...: Usually the only issues that would preclude you from getting a flu shot is current infection, fever, or allergy to eggs/other parts of the immunization. Anxiety disorder does not prevent you from getting the flu vaccine.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel commented
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Dr Elrod is right, but if you were actually rejected - it might have been an administrative decision to avoid a problem. They may have feared that you'd become too upset, cause a disturbance or suffer an unnecessary degree of emotional pain.
Oct 3, 2014
Last updated Oct 31, 2014
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