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Flu Vaccination And Humira
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
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
No sig interaction: No significant interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Hello I had the flu vaccination today about 6 hours ago. I was wondering if it's ok to go have a couple margaritas at the bar?
Yes: It's ok, just don't overdo it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unfortunately the risk is unchanged.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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