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trishbrazil

flu jab

Post by trishbrazil » 12 Oct 2009 20:37

My husband has recently been diagnosed with MDS. He is 73.We are due to have our flu jabs this Saturday. Is this advised for him? Is it safe for him if I have the jab?
I have read information answering "no" to both these questions, as it is a live vaccine.
Can anyone help please?
william coles

Re: flu jab

Post by william coles » 12 Oct 2009 21:18

hello, last year my husband who has MDS [ am writing this on his behalf] was told by mds nurse specialist that he could not have flu jab as it is live vaccine. fortunately he did not get flu!
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Re: flu jab

Post by whiskers » 14 Oct 2009 11:27

Hi Trish & William
I have just had my flu jab, I checked with my consultant at King's College and also with my GP and they confirmed that my flu jab was not a live vaccine. Both thought, that as I was in an advanced state of MDS that both the flu vaccination, and the Swine Flu jab (once it has been confirmed that the latter is not a live vaccine) would be very advisable as my imune system is very low. So my advice is to check with your GP as to whether the flu vaccine they are using is live or not, and check also with your consultant. I certainly do not want to catch either flu virus as my health is very unstable.

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Whiskers (John)
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Re: flu jab

Post by lucy » 14 Oct 2009 17:56

Hi,I saw my consultant this morning and he said my husband must have both the flu and swine flu jabs. I can't have them as I go in for transplant in 3 weeks.
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Re: flu jab

Post by nigem » 15 Oct 2009 21:03

Hi,My husband saw the Dr and trials nurse at Kings yesterday and was told it was ok to have the vaccinations.
He is just starting his second round of Vidaza.
trishbrazil

Re: flu jab

Post by trishbrazil » 16 Oct 2009 08:52

Many thanks to all who replied. I will phone the surgery today to confirm that the flu vaccine is not live.
trishbrazil

Re: flu jab

Post by trishbrazil » 16 Oct 2009 08:52

Many thanks to all who replied. I will phone the surgery today to confirm that the flu vaccine is not live.
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Re: flu jab

Post by Treasurer » 15 Nov 2009 11:53

I had my swine flu vaccine on Friday morning. I was given Pandemrix in my left arm and then was told I would need another dose in exactly 3 weeks time. I did get a reaction to the vaccine. Friday night I ached all over and felt very hot, although no temperature, and very tired. The worst thing about the jab, is that it gives you an extemely sore arm which is quite painful to move. I feel a lot better 2 days on, except for my arm throbbing.
Has anyone else had their jab yet and have they been advised to have a 2nd dose?

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