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Should you get a flu shot?
Thursday 11 October 2012
Each year as flu season advances people with 'chronic fatigue syndrome' (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, and related illnesses struggle with the flu shot decision. Here we share the current insights and recommendations of Dr. Charles Lapp, director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center in Charlotte, NC. It is reproduced with kind permission from the Hunter-Hopkins website (http://DrLapp.com), which offers many resources including an “Ask the Doctor” Q&A.
Hunter-Hopkins Center, October 2012
Not only do some patients relapse after flu vaccination, but many do not sero-convert (develop antibodies) to the vaccination. Thus you may suffer the discomfort of a “shot” plus the misery of a relapse, and not even develop immunity.
If you don’t take the flu vaccination, “antivirals” are available to fight influenza.
(Tamiflu and Relenza are currently preferred due to resistance that has developed to the other antiviral agents.)
The above, with comment, originally appeared here.
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