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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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Could a tetanus vaccination hurt more than a flu shot?

Could a tetanus vaccination hurt more than a flu shot?

Vaccines: It can hurt more, but it should go away in a couple of days. If the pain is really bothering you, you can try an over the counter analgesic like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. ...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

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Where can I get a flu vaccination that is thiomersal-free?

Where can I get a flu vaccination that is thiomersal-free?

Flu shot: Influenza vaccine for adults contain tiny amounts of thimerosal. Flu vaccines without it are also available at your doctor, the health department of your community or some pharmacies.. ...Read more

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Can there be mercury in a 9 month old baby's flu shot vaccination?

Can there be mercury in a 9 month old baby's flu shot vaccination?

Yes: See dr pizzo's response. But keep in mind that the type of mercury (and there are safe and not safe types) in the shot has been demonstrated in many, many research studies to not have or cause any serious side effects in babies whereas the influenza infection can be deadly, causing unfortunately several thousands deaths in children per year. Do not be afraid. Get the shot! ...Read more

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I have bronchitis. Should I get the swine flu vaccination tomorrow?

I have bronchitis. Should I get the swine flu vaccination tomorrow?

Ok if not too ill: Mild illnesses need not cause one to postpone a flu shot. The current flu shot contains protection against h1n1 flu, another flu a, and a flu b. It is ok for a person with mild bronchitis to get the flu shot, if he has not other medical reasons for not getting the shot. ...Read more

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If a 3 year old gets a flu vaccination, are there going to be any side effects?

If a 3 year old gets a flu vaccination, are there going to be any side effects?

Usually not: Most children around that age can get flu vaccinations without side effects, but a few will have a sore arm from the shot. The nasal spray vaccine sometimes causes a couple days of mild sniffles. ...Read more

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Is flu vaccination effective? Does it really help to do it in my age?

Is flu vaccination effective? Does it really help to do it in my age?

Get Vaccinated: The flu vaccine is very effective against the strains that are included in the shot and helps with some strains that aren't included. This year the shot immunizes against 4 strains and should provide better coverage for flu b which has often had incomplete coverage in the past. You cannot get the flu from the shot and it takes 2 weeks to develop immunity after your vaccine. ...Read more

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Should I get flu vaccination. I fear being sick.

Yes: Cdc has basically recommended everyone over 6 months old get the flu vaccine annually, unless they have a severe egg allergy (cannot eat eggs at all). ...Read more

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Can swine flu be prevented by taking swine flu vaccination?

Can swine flu be prevented by taking swine flu vaccination?

Yes: While no vaccine is 100% effetive, the h1n1 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection with h1n1 virus, and preventing death and serious illness from h1n1. ...Read more

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Is it bad to workout the same day I got a flu vaccination? Isn't moving the muscle around a good thing?

Is it bad to workout the same day I got a flu vaccination? Isn't moving the muscle around a good thing?

No. Continue reg w/o: I see no reason to change your activity over a flu shot.I have gotten one yearly & had no issues working out the same day. Any work your body is doing recognizing the vaccine & developing immunity is done in the background by your immune system. If you do have dizziness or fever as can occur in some, a day to recoup would be reasonable. ...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


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Adalimumab (Definition)

Adalimumab is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more