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Is it safe to get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Is it safe to get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Yes: Yes, it's safe to do so. Methotrexate wouldn't suppress your immune system enough to not be able to take flu shots or vaccinations in general. ...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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Should I get a flu shot if i've been sick?

Should I get a flu shot if i've been sick?

Yes: If you have recovered , yes. If are suffering a minor illness, yes. If you are suffering currently a more severe illness, such as pneumonia, your doctor may want to delay. ...Read more

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Why should I get a flu shot if i never get sick?

Why should I get a flu shot if i never get sick?

Agree w Dr. Ponce: How would you feel if you transmitted influenza to someone who became very ill or died from it? We have more to protect then just ourselves. Take care. ...Read more

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I get vary sick when I get the flu shot should I still get it?

I get vary sick when I get the flu shot should I still get it?

Yes: people who report illness after the flu most likely are experiencing their immune system revving up in response to the vaccine. Low grade fever aches, etc are not uncommon. It is NOT the flu, flu is an entirely different animal. High fever, severe aches and pains where it hurts to move, cough and other respiratory symptoms that can last weeks. It is a misery that is best avoided. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after being sick before getting a flu shot?

How long should you wait after being sick before getting a flu shot?

It depends....: If you have a simple cold, even with a low grade fever, you may receive a flu vaccine. If your fever is above 101, i would wait until you feel better before receiving the vaccine. Keep in mind however, that the sooner you become immunized, the sooner you will be protected! if york are less than 50 years old and do not have active asthma, you may want to consider the nasal flu vaccine, flumist. ...Read more

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Can you feel a little ill/suppressed a couple days after getting the flu shot?

Mgt: After receiving the flu vaccine, you may feel a little bit achy, but if it lasts more than 48 hours, I would advise an evaluation. ...Read more

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Am I too late to get the flu shot if everyone else in the house is already sick?

Am I too late to get the flu shot if everyone else in the house is already sick?

No: It's too late to get the flu shot if you already had the flu, not if you or people close to you are "already sick." too many people think getting a flu shot is supposed to stop you from getting sick. It does, but it only stops you from getting sick with the flu, and nothing else. There are many, many illnesses, and the flu shot protects you from the flu. ...Read more

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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


Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more