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I'm required to have the flu vaccine to enter the nursing program at my university. I've never had it before & i am scared. Is it really safe?
Usually safe but...: Most doctors feel the benefits outweigh the risks but I'm not so sure. For a discussion of side effects see http://tinyurl.com/qf8meos (it's interesting to read the comments). Serious side effects are rare but mild transient side effects are common. But it doesn't really work that well.See http://tinyurl.com/lncpvly & http://tinyurl.com/odsandq Be sure to get single dose shots without thimerosal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most states require docs to keep records for a specified length of time. In my state, this is until they turn 21 and have not been in for 7 years. My staff can retreive data if we have it. After the specified dates, the records are shreaded.If not available in the office, old school records can also have the data.Some states have a registry, but people must opt-in for their data to be stored. ...Read more