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Doctor insights on: Flu Vaccination And Humira

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Can i get the flu shot if i'm on humira (adalimumab)?

Can i get the flu shot if i'm on humira (adalimumab)?

Yes: Inactivated or subunit vaccines are not contraindicated in people on this type of medicine. The live attenuated FluMist vaccine should not be given. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Who does the CDC recommend get a yearly flu vaccination?

Flu vaccine: The CDC recommends that all persons over the age of 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine. Flu shots are approved for use in pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. There are only a few groups of people who cannot receive a yearly flu vaccine. more info can be found through the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm#annual-vaccination ...Read more

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What kinds of reactions do people get from the h1n1 flu vaccination?

What kinds of reactions do people get from the h1n1 flu vaccination?

Usually none: Other than temporary soreness at the injection site there usually are no symptoms. You should pay attention to the questionaire that is meant to screen for potential adverse effects of vaaccination, such as allergey to eggs, or having fever at the time of vaccination etc. Take the usual flu vaccine, there is no need for the hini vaccine at this time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a flu vaccination while drunk?

Is it safe to get a flu vaccination while drunk?

yes,but: Unless someone is driving you to and from the event, i would suggest you be sober.The presence of alcohol in your system will not alter the benefit of the vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more