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I suffered from Gillian Barre in2004. Is it safe to get a Flu shot?


Posted by honeybunni

 
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If you have suffered from Guillian-Barre' Syndrome it is not safe for you to have a flu shot.

Below is a list of people who should and shouldn't receive a flu shot for further information visit: www.cdc.gov The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Who should get a Flu Shot:

Children 6 months - 19 years

Pregnant women

People 50 Years and over

People who live in nursing homes and long term care facilities

Health Care workers

People who are in contact with children 6 years and younger.

People who Shouldn't get a flu shot:

Those who have had an allergic reaction to eggs or previous flu shots

Those who have had Guillian-Barre' Syndrome (GBS)

Please review the following page for more related flu shot information. http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/about/qa/flushot.htm

Thanks!

Warmest Regards,

Lisa

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