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It's that time of year again, and time for flu shots. Just a reminder that the nasal types are not recommended for PALS, or anyone in the immediate family. Also, has anyone gotten or been recommended to get a Shingles vaccine? I had shingles a few yrs back and my Dad recently came down with it. Very painful! I think my PALS should get one, as if he got shingles, it would be really bad. Any thoughts?
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Just got the combo seasonal flu and H1N1 shot on Friday morning. The only adverse effect I felt was the extreme discomfort of having to get up at 8 am so Beth could take me before she had to go out for the day.

No idea on the shingles vaccination though, sorry.
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My husband got the flu shot. No one recommended the shingles vaccine, though. I'll check when we go in on Wednesday.
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Heading for my flu shot tomorrow ahead of my pals appointment on Thursday. I wasn't aware of a shot for shingles though my pals has already had shingles. Very painful.
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Are Pneumovax recommended for Pals for pneumonia?
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The ALS nurse told me that they did reccommend the Pneumonia vaccine and I got it as well as the combo FLU shot. Why is the FLU mist not recommended for family members of PALS?

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The flu mist is not recommended, as it contains a live virus, which could be transmitted.
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Are Pneumovax recommended for Pals for pneumonia?
Most definately! The one I got is suposed to be good for 5 years.
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Ray always get a flu shot and a pneumonia shot. unfortunately, he still gets pneumonia though...
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