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Pandemic Flu

Vaccine

08/24/2009

Question:

I am taking immune surpressives(Orencia) for my ra and can only have dead vaccines. I do get the yearly flu shot. I work in a building with thousands of other people so I would like to get the vaccine if I can. Can you tell me if the H1N1 vaccine would be dead or alive?

Answer:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that both alive and dead H1N1 vaccine will be available.

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Response by:

John  Andrews, MD, MPH John Andrews, MD, MPH
Assistant Senior Vice President Medical Center
Director University Health Services
University of Cincinnati