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Can You Get A Flu Shot While Taking Cimzia
Rule: A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The flu shot is not a live vaccine. Another good rule would be to try to have all vaccines up to date before starting a biologic drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
What happens when you get a flu shot right after you have a epidural? I forgot i had to wait 2 weeks after the epidural and got it today, 6 days after epidural. What could i expect to happen?
Diminished response: If you had an epidural injection for pain mgmt then most likely you received a steroid. There will be some systemic adsorption of the steroid. Steroids will in general blunt the bodies immune response. Therefore you might expect some diminished response to the flu vaccine potentially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As soon as available: The new vaccine for a given flu season will protect you against the strains in the vaccine for the whole season no matter when you get it.I got mine 2 months ago. Waiting until november or so only increases your risks of getting the flu if it comes through earlier. ...Read more
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Can I get a flu shot while taking antibiotics for an ear infection? I don't have a fever, have been fever free the past 24 hours.
Flu isn't innocent: The flu shot is highly effective at preventing not only you from getting the flu, but from you spreading it about. Most who get the flu have high fevers, coughing, and vomiting and misery. A large group get pneumonia, and about 36k die in this country every year. Those with infants under 6mo have to get the shot so baby doesn't get it. Infants are especially susceptible to bad consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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