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Influenza Vaccination And Humira
My baby boy is 6+ month now (is that influenza vaccination good for him at this age so that i can protect him from flu and complication....Is it safe)?
It's good!: The flu can make some people much sicker than others. It can lead to pneumonia, ; make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea ; seizures in infants/children. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, ; many more are hospitalized. The flu vaccine is the best protection we have-esp against its complications. It helps prevent spread to/from others. It's safe. ...Read more
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Yes: It will not interfere with the vaccination. ...Read more
Yes: They can be given the same day. They stimulate the immune system separately and do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
One month: The manufacturer states to remain off Humira (adalimumab) and other tnf Alpha antagonists for one or more months after the discontinuation of these drugs before receiving the shingles vaccine. Ideally, this could be done one month or more before receiving the vaccine also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone explain to me how come it is important to be vaccinated again influenza and why is important everyone has to?
How common is gbs, and how common is it among people who have been vaccinated against seasonal influenza?
Rare: In the USA Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) occurs in about 1 to 2 per 100, 000 regardless of immunization status. GBS can be triggered by viral & bacterial infections. Modern influenza vaccine is thought to increase the incidence of GBS by 1 in a million, or less. Remember that between 3,000 to 49,000 people die each year from influenza. The risk is much less for vaccine than influenza disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perfection: All drugs and vaccines are studied for their efficacy by working in majority of people, not in 100% of people, and not perfect. For example, flu vaccine works in 85% of people to protect them from flu, or if they still contract flu, it makes the symptoms milder. It also only works for the flu being vaccinated for and for a few months of that year. So, there is no perfect vaccine or med for all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I get vaccinated against influenza. Does my baby get any immunity from my vaccine, being breast-fed?
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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