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Should I Get A Flu Shot?
As flu season approaches I was wondering your thoughts on getting the flu vaccine. My son is 15 and doing very well on Rebif. I was assuming the flu vaccine would be okay but not the mist since it is a live virus. If that is correct, is it okay to let my other 2 kids get the mist? Thank You!!
You are correct that you should NOT receive the flu mist vaccine as this is a live attenuated virus and not recommended for MS patients. Click on the link below to read a blog on flu shots and MS...
10/17/2014 04:20:57 am
Could the (inactivated) flue shot make you feel horrible (tired and weak, swollen throat with no other signs of cold), and MS symptoms get worse (muscle soreness)? That's what's happening to me right after mine, and i am confused...
10/20/2014 12:33:48 am
The flu shot often creates some soreness at the injection site and general malaise, but it tends to be short lived and responds well to acetaminophen or other nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. It also tends to occur hours after the injection. A swollen or sore throat sounds unusual and may represent an actual cold virus or another cause. If occurring immediately after the shot, this may represent an allergic reaction. I would suggest contacting your primary doctor if you are still concerned.
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