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A 38-year-old female asked:

I want to get flu shot this year but last yr i had a seizure from it. i have asthma and work around kids alot. is it safe to take?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Check with your doc: A seizure from a flu shot seems unusual. Are the doctors sure it was from that?? Someone like you would be at 'high risk' for the flu -so it would help to find out. There is something called 'chemo prophylaxis' that can protect you from the flu. Essentially that involves taking a medicine like Tamiflu if you have a real exposure. (Like a kid with the flu coughs in your face). It's worth looking 2

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Last updated Sep 3, 2017

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