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Montgomery, AL
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 answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brandon Elrod
General Practice 11 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.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 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

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