Who Should NOT be Vaccinated?

There are some people who should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician.

These include:

  • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
  • People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination
  • People who developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome within 6 weeks of receiving an influenza vaccine
  • Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this  age group)
  • People who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (they should wait until  they recover to be vaccinated)

Contact your health-care provider if you have questions regarding influenza or the influenza vaccine.

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1. What is Influenza ( the "flu")?
2. How Should Influenza (either seasonal or H1N1 flu) be Treated?
3. Who Should Get Vaccinated?
4. Who Should NOT be Vaccinated?