How often have we seen an advertisement at a major supermarket or pharmacy for vaccinations? Get a flu shot! Flu shot available!
Truth be told it makes me a bit uncomfortable. Having greater access to health care is a good thing…not just for Americans but for everyone. But with that easier access comes greater risks.
Should you get a flu vaccine? It’s not a simple question. Flu shots save lives. In the elderly or immune-compromised, the flu can kill. But in an otherwise healthy population, the answer of whether to get a flu vaccine is more complicated.
Flu vaccine reactions are rare, but real. Some vaccine reactions include guillain-barre’ syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis, brachial neuritis, brachial plexus, shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).
If someone has a neuropathy, they could be at greater risk of being afflicted with guillain-barre’ syndrome.
Simply put, physicians are best qualified and more familiar with your medical history to give an opinion on whether you should receive a vaccination, which one you should receive and when.
Consult your Doctors. If they recommend getting your shots, get them. Stay safe and if you or your family does suffer a rare, vaccine reaction. Please contact Gold Law Firm, LLC., your vaccine injury attorneys.
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