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A 58-year-old female asked:

I have had allergic reactions to the mmr and the tdap as an adult. iam still experiencing symptoms from the tdap. it is mandatory to have take the flu shot where i work. i am also being treated for an unusual scalp lesion that will not heal for the last

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Speak with Doctor: You cannot be forced to take the flu shot. Though it is much safer to be vaccinated against influenza than to contract this deadly virus, you can speak with your primary care doctor who can help you to advise your employer of your decision not to get the flu shot.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Generally, if presented with documentation that you have had allergic reactions to vaccines in the past, particularly if life or airway threatening, most employers would be cautious about insisting on vaccine. It would not be unreasonable for the workplace to require continuous wearing of a mask during a defined flu season if not vaccinated.

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