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.

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Can you get a swine flu shot while you are taking humira (adalimumab)?

It depends. Humira (adalimumab) & other anti-tnf therapies have been associated with an increased risk for developing infection. It is recommended that all patients be up to date with all immunizations prior to beginning Humira (adalimumab) or other anti-tnf therapies. All flu vaccines except the live flu vaccine are safe to receive during Humira (adalimumab) treatment. For 2011 the swine (h1n1) vaccine is included in the general influenza vaccine. Read more...

I'm having surgery on friday. Should I get the flu shot now or wait till after the surgery?

Wait. I suggest to wait. Benefit of flu vaccine is marginal, but side effects and immune system demands of surgery are issues you do not want to have. Read more...

Why should I get the flu shot this winter?

To avoid illness. During the season the flu affects a large volume of the population & causes upwards of 30 + deaths/yr in the us alone. The vaccine must change on a regular basis to keep up with mutations/variations in the flu strains that prevent prior illness from making you immune. The vaccine is effective in preventing the strains in the vaccine but may not cover every strain around. Read more...

Is it okay that I get the flu shot this year?

I did. I did, as I do every year, and have lived to tell you about it. So have millions of others. I ask is it ok to ride the subway (bart) in the winter with people coughing at you? If you live in a bubble you might not care to get one. Read more...