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Re: [IP] Flu shot question



If i may Chime in I often wondered when is best for me living in the
Philadelphia area( Southern NJ) would it be the same time period..October
31st through the end of November?
> Barbara,
> Hi.  After discussions with my MD about the timing of my flu shot this
> year, I've come away with a new perspective on the process.  The way I
> understand it (now) is tha flu season peaks at different times around
> the country.  Here in Northern New England It is recommended to time the
> flu shot (for me) between Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Perhaps for your
> area Dec. 1 is still "within the window".
>
> If you are confused, I would suggest that you call your doctor's office
> back and have them walk you through it, at your pace.  Perhaps you may
> feel that this is a bit troublesome for the office, but I expect that
> they only wish all of their patients were as on top of things as you
> seem to be.
> Good Luck,
>
> On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 10:15  PM, email @ redacted wrote:
>
> > It's that season again.  I developed shingles about three weeks ago and
> > called my doctor's office to ask about getting a flu shot--ie., any
> > problems with it if your system is low on immunity.  --- Of course now
> > that I've thought about it, I'm confused.  I think  I need a second
> > opinion from IP.  Any thoughts?
> >
> > Barbara
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> Frank W. Tegethoff, Jr.
> IDDM since '85, MM507 since '98
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