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i have RA and my lungs and joints are affected. Is it advisable to take the Pneumonia vaccination.?
is there a possibility that the pneumonia vaccination can cause a flare up of RA or cause any other adverse effect
nd
11/20/08
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  The pneumonia vaccine is not known to be associated with causing flare-ups of RA. There are known adverse effects, but most of these are mild and associated with mild pain/inflammation at the injection site.

If there is a reasonable indication, my inclination would be to recommend the vaccine - you may well be on immunosuppressive treatments for RA as it is, and the vaccine does make a small difference in whether you catch pneumococcal pneumonia or not.
Ivan L
11/20/08
pneumonia vaccination can this be given to the patient when they are in athe hospital with pneumonia?
Gayle E
02/11/07
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  I don't think that the shot will be given until the person is well. They already have pneumonia, there is nothing to prevent by giving the shot, and the immunity has to deal with the shot. Some people will get ill from the shot alone.

It is far better to go on a course of homeopathics to strengthen the immunity after the hospitalization. And later consider the immunization.

Pneumonia is bad, vey serious, but it's a weakened immunity, and potentially some sadness that allowed the condition to flourish.

It's the immunity and the emotional health that needs work, and a shot does not help. I've had the pneumonia shot, and have still caught it. There are many types of pneumonia, and they morph too quickly to be caught by a vaccination, though the vaccination may catch the main strains.

Blessings,
Yoga Rani
yogarani108
02/11/07
i just had a pneumonia, after recovery , do i need a vaccination for pneumonia?
maria_ilona12340
09/25/09
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  Bob is correct. Pneumonia isn't a disease that you can get from someone else, its a condition where if you are really sick and the mucus enters your lungs it can stick to your Aveoli sac in your lungs.

Doctors don't need to take x-rays of your chest or get a sample of your blood to see if you have pneumonia. Pneumonia is the build of fluid in your lungs. When you breath in you can hear very distinct breath sound that is attributed to pneumonia and that is rales/ or crackling at the end of each breath you breathe in and exhale out.

There is medication to treat pneumonia but nothing to prevent it other then insuring the next time you get sick you take your cough/flu medicine regularly, and make sure you drink plenty of fluids.
Hot Rod
09/25/09
What are my "rights" if I don't want the new Swine Flu vaccination or other flu jabs ?
To-day the News sources report Doctors getting bonuses for the number of jabs. I choose not to have a flu jab, although I did have a pneumonia vaccination two years ago. I am considered "at risk" but I don't like the idea at all of vaccinations. I don't like confrontation and dreading the annual "harassment" by my GP.
Techno blonde
09/15/09
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  Well I am guessing you live in america in which case you don't have to take anything you don't want. This is a free country not a dictatorship. However I would suggest getting the vaccine. These vaccines have been around for years. Every new flu season there is a new strain of the flu out. This year we actually got a jump because swine flu or what I would rather call the H1N1 strain of the flu. Came out early so they could get a vaccine developed before the regular flu season began. This is a good thing actually. People are very uneducated about the "swine flu" all flu strains in humans jump from birds to humans or mammals actually and back and forth and cause flu in humans during the normal flu season which normally like the colder weather. This year it jumped from pigs which is not uncommon and is a different strain that transmits easier than other strains. It is in fact a much milder flu than regular seasonal flu symptomatically. It's viral lethality is much less than the seasonal flu which kills many more people annually than the swine flu has but has a much slower transmission rate. Bottom line is that swine flu is just another flu strain and flu vaccines for it as well as any other strain have been developed and given out every year. I would suggest getting it because its safe and it can help you keep from getting the flu this season and no one likes to be sick. But in any case what you decide is what matters no one will force you to take the vaccine.
Mike J
09/15/09
What is the pneumonia vaccination protocol ?
If you get the pneumonia vaccine before your 65yrs old, do you get a
2nd vaccine when you reach 65 or do you get one every 5 years?
bjt
10/11/06
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  Do NOT get vaccinated.

A vaccinated person is MORE likely to get a disease than a non-vaccinated person. The whole theory of vaccination is flawed. It causes a weakening of the immune system thus making those who are innoculated more susceptible to disease.
There are so many awful side effects to vaccination that it should be considered extremely dangerous.
Just sit back and think for a while.
Is there any sense in injecting a disease directly into the bloodstream.
We have been subjected to an awful mind control program to enable the drug manufacturers to make a fortune.

The Vaccination Hoax
http://www.whale.to/b/hoax1.html


If you go to the vaccination liberation web page, at
http://www.vaclib.org/exemption.htm
You will find all the forms necessary to provide exemption for your child.

If you want to study the history of vaccination, see
http://dgwa1.fortunecity.com/body/vaccination.html
David W
10/13/06
Pneumonia vaccine once in a lifetime or more often?
Our local vaccination clinic advises a pneumonia shot for everybody once every five years. They also charge the earth for it. I read on the internet that the vaccine is just once in a lifetime, except for people who have serious health problems. Which is correct? Thank you.
David M
04/28/07
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  Here's some good reasons NOT to get this vaccination. Don't be misled by the medical profession. References are shown below

Flawed Clinical Trials Did Not Prove Safety: Wyeth Lederle and Kaiser Permanente compared one experimental vaccine (pneumococcal) against another (meningococcal)1, which seriously compromised the scientific validity of the trial. Children in groups who got the pneumococcal vaccine suffered more seizures, irritability, high fevers and other reactions. There were 12 deaths in the Prevnar group, including 5 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths. [Since the vaccine was licensed in 2000, there have been 3,243 Prevnar-related adverse events reported to the federal government (VAERS), including 476 serious events and 79 deaths.]3

· No Long Term Studies: There were no long term studies to evaluate whether Prevnar vaccine given alone or in combination with other vaccines is associated with chronic illness or disability, such as the development of diabetes, asthma, seizure disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism.

· Vaccine Components Not Thoroughly Evaluated: Each 0.5ml dose of Prevnar contains 0.125 mg. of aluminum, a metal that is neurotoxic. The vaccine manufacturer states that "Prevnar has not been evaluated for any carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or impairment of fertility." 4,1

· Efficacy Low For Preventing Ear Infections: Despite the suggestion by the manufacturer and Kaiser Pemanente officials in pre-licensure press releases that Prevnar vaccine is an ear infection vaccine, the vaccine has never been licensed by the FDA to prevent ear infections. Clinical trials showed that the vaccine decreases a child's chance of getting an ear infection by only 7 percent.5, 6

· Prevnar May Interfere With Efficacy of Other Vaccines: The manufacturer product insert indicates that when Prevnar is given at the same time as HIB, pertussis and polio vaccines, it may lower the efficacy of those vaccines for some children. There is no data on what happens when Prevnar vaccine is given in combination with MMR or chicken pox vaccines.1

· Voluntary Use of the Vaccine Is High: Wyeth Lederle, the CDC and AAP have done an excellent job promoting the mass use of this vaccine by children. Prevnar topped the sales charts as the number one best selling new pharmaceutical among all pharmaceuticals brought on the market in the year 2000, generating $461 million in sales.7 Voluntary uptake of the vaccine is so high that there are Prevnar vaccine shortages and the CDC recently temporarily revised its recommendations to urge that only high risk groups of children should receive all four doses of the vaccine.2 This experience shows that mandates are not needed.

References:
1. Wyeth-Lederle Product Manufacturer Insert (Pneumococcal 7-Valent Conjugate Vaccine (PREVNAR). Issued February 2000.
2. Centers for Disease Control. Dec. 10,2001 press release: ACIP Votes to Temporarily Revise Recommendations for Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, www.cdc.gov/nip/news/shortages/default.htm
3. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) Data
4. Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children (RE9607). Pediatrics. Vol. 97, No. 3 (March 1996).
5. Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. Sept. 25, 1998 press release: New Investigational Vaccine Demonstrates High Efficacy Against Pneumococcal Disease in Children.
6. Kaiser Permanente. May 4, 1999 press release: Investigational Vaccine Is First To Show Effectiveness Against Childhood Ear Infections.
7. O'Reiley T. Vaccine Tops Sales Chart. March 4, 2001. Daily Record (Morris County, NJ).
chirochrisf
04/29/07
what are the possible side effects of the pneumonia vaccination and how often does one need to take it ?
doctor j
10/25/06
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  *Some of the side affects of the pneumonia vaccine are soreness and/or redness at the site of the injection, fever, rash, and allergic reactions.

*When should I get the vaccine?
The strep pneumonia vaccine can be given at your convenience, any time of the year. If you are 65 or older, you only need the vaccine once in your lifetime.
okalie dokalie
10/25/06
How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia?
Last year my mother had both pneumonia and MRSA pneumonia and is currently on a ventilator. We were told the MRSA would always stay in her body. Now an xray has shown she has pneumonia again, but we can't tell which kind without a culture. Is there anything she can do to help prevent pneumonia from constantly coming back?
venuspriestess
04/03/10
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  I get a pneumonia shot every 7 years.
I'm sure your doctor has informed you
of it. It really does work.

God bless you mother.
Butter Cup
04/03/10
What is the difference between Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia?
What is the difference between the two?

I bet in a decade there will be Jogging Pneumonia and Sprinting Pneumonia. How about Galloping or Skipping Pneumonia? haha.
Why do they call it 'walking' Pneumonia, anyways?
:)
02/09/09
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  Pneumonia is acute inflammation of the lungs caused by infection. Initial diagnosis is usually based on chest x-ray. Causes, symptoms, treatment, preventive measures, and prognosis differ depending on whether the infection is bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic; whether it is acquired in the community, hospital, or nursing home; and whether it develops in a patient who is immunocompetent or immunocompromised.
An outdated term, "walking pneumonia", has been used to describe a type of community-acquired pneumonia of less severity (hence the fact that the patient can continue to "walk" rather than require hospitalization). Walking pneumonia is usually caused by a virus or by atypical bacteria.
gangadharan nair
02/09/09
What is a type of pneumonia that sounds close to bilobar pneumonia?
My teacher told me to look up the definition of bilobar pneumonia (a term used in the TV show called House), but there is no condition called bilobar pneumonia...
Never mind, i found something called lobar pneumonia, which is pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lungs. With that info, would bilobar pneumonia affect two lobes of the lungs.
T.N.T
04/16/08
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  It just means that two lobes of the lung are consolidated with fluid from infection.

or maybe you mean Bilateral pneumonia which means the infection is in both the left and right lung.

you got it!
Jerry
04/16/08
pneumonia?
well I just recently got pneumonia like a couple of days ago and im treating it right now.. all I thought that it was a bad cough and I was smoking at the time and I was wondering if smoking can worsen pneumonia? or could it make the pneumonia last longer? also I was wondering after pneumonia goes away can I still continue to smoke?
nycbk9
03/21/07
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  Of course smoking exacerbates pneumonia,and yes it can make it worse.Pneumonia's also leaves a "scar' in the lung,after its healed,and scar tissue is tough and fibrous,and not good for pulmonary function etc.Yes you "can" smoke after being sick,but that would be dumb. You would be accelerating the destruction of your lungs, causing your premature death. Take care. SW FNP
sharon w
03/21/07
What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurance?
I had pneumonia last February and ever since every cold has been "stronger". The last cold I had was very strong. I had chest pain but not as much as when i had pneumonia. I felt the same way but less intense. What are the chances of getting pneumonia again? Just out of curiosity and for my own knowledge. Thanx in advance.
If, I have asthma, will it increase my chances?
When I had pneumonia, it was really bad. I was hospitalied, given IV antibiotics. Stayed in the hospital for 5 days. I'm 13.
emily
02/16/09
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  Recurrence of pneumonia is very, very common. Many people have it 3 or 4 times over a course of a couple of years after getting it the first time.
A pneumonia vaccine cannot prevent pneumonia, as this condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses, inhalation of small foreign particles, etc.
Dwight Guy
02/16/09
Pneumonia?
It's winter (obviously), but it's not cold here. The lowest the temperature usually drops it about 50 or 60. Sometimes I go outside without a jacket and with short sleeves. My grandma always argues with me and tells me that if I don't put on warm clothes then I will get sick with a cold or pneumonia. My great grandma had double(?) pneumonia and died shortly after. How do you get pneumonia?
Jerrica
12/13/07
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  You can get pneumonia from a variety of sources (as the PP said--viral, bacterial, fungal). Of the bunch, viral is generally the easiest to acquire and fortunately also usually the least serious, but you have to be exposed to them. Cold alone will not do it. (And 50-60 degrees doesn't sound cold to me!)

There is some evidence that stressing the body through chilling, soaking, starvation or overtiredness may make it more likely for one of these things to take hold. This is thought to be due to the immune system not working quite at full strength because the body is using up its resources elsewhere or is depleted.

I'm sorry about your great-grandmother. Yes, you can have 'double pneumonia', which is a way of saying it's in both lungs and is obviously more serious than having it only in one. Older people tend to be much more suceptible to pneumonia because their immune systems are weaker and because they often have less reserve to fall back on when they get sick.

Don't argue with your grandma. *g* Take a sweater.
Marie
12/13/07
Does the 2010/11 seasonal flu vaccination in the UK contain the Swine flu vaccination?
I have the flu jab every year but will not have it this year if it contains the swine flu part, I've read too many bad things about the swine flu vaccination. My doctors surgery say that 'it might' contain it. Anyone got evidence that it will?
John
09/03/10
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  The 2010--11 trivalent vaccines will contain A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like, A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2)-like, and B/Brisbane/60/2008-like antigens. The influenza A (H1N1) vaccine virus is derived from a 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus.
Dr Frank
09/03/10
Is it OK to get a pneumonia vaccine one day and then a shingles vaccination the next day?
I received these two vaccinations in two days and got horribly sick with a deep cough and body aches..5 days and still sick. Do the vaccines make you sick?
Joyce C
03/26/07
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  I know the pneumonia vaccine makes some people ill, don't know about the one for shingles. The body aches are a common complaint after the pneumonia jab. My doctors advise against 2 jabs together, but some agree with it. I wish I'd know about these vaccines 2 years ago, instead of ending up in hospital with pneumonia, shingles, pleurisy and a kidney infection. Phone your doctor and explain you're still feeling ill, but I think you should be showing a big improvement in the next 2 days. If you live in the UK, call N.H.S Direct, and they'll talk you through everything, they're fully qualified medical staff and are really nice. Hope you're feeling much better soon, but call someone to put your mind at rest. Good luck.....EDIT...Jessica, how the hell will joining your motor cycle club (or whatever club) make the asker feel better? Talk about weird.
Taylor29
03/26/07
Should I be worried about letting my kids get the swine flu vaccination at school?
I have been reading articles about parents who are against letting there kids get vaccinated at school saying the vaccination is to new..Isn't the reg flu vaccination new too each year they have to make it for a different strain of virus right? Just wondering what other parents thoughts are..
Shannon D
10/08/09
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  You are correct the "reg" flu vaccination is made up each year with a different strains of the virus. They use the strains that are predicted to be most common that year. That is why people that get the vaccination can still get the flu because what they get isn't the virus that was made into the vaccination. The difference between the "reg" flu vaccination and the H1N1 is that they (being the people that make the vaccinations) have never made this strain of virus so they don't know the amount of virus that will be the most effective and they don't know what long term effects the vaccination will have. However, In the US, the FDA and CDC will not let this vaccination out to the general public without having tested it. Vaccinations work because it gives you an amount of the virus, which has been killed or weaken, in your body and you immune system fights the virus and builds up antibodies against the virus so that if you get the virus in your body your body already has the antibodies or defences to attack and kill the virus.
schnees7
10/08/09
Pneumonia. When will I feel better?
I posted a question after being diagnosed with pneumonia in my left lower lobe. At the time I felt I was getting worse. And, I was. Several days later I checked into the ER after noticing my nails were turning blue and I was getting very disoriented. They diagnosed me with pneumonia in my right side mid lobe. So now I had pneumonia in both lungs.

I was treated over the next several days with repeated IVs of Zosyn, a shot of Lovenox each morning and Mucinex twice a day. Within days I felt a lot better.

I was discharged and sent home with orders to do my breathing exercises several times I day. I have noticed a huge improvement. However, I still feel really tired most of the day and I don't have my full appetite. Is this normal? How long will it last?

Has anyone else been beaten down by pneumonia? I am 44 years old and have never been hospitalized until now.
R
10/22/09
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  Depending on the type of pneumonia you have, it can take several weeks or months to completely recover. It is very normal to be tired most of the day, and not have much of an appetite. You should get plenty of rest. Take your antibiotic as prescribed (if bacterial pneumonia), drink alot of fluids every day, and try to not to do activities that will over exert you. The more rested you are, the stronger your immune response will be in fighting the infection. Since you were treated with Zosyn (pipericillin/tazobactam), i suspect that it was a gram-positive pathogen such as Strep pneumo, or HiB? Just keep doing your breathing exercises as directed, take antibiotics, corticosteroids, and rest as much as possible.

Good luck to you, hope you get back to normal very soon.
Dr. Gilmore
10/22/09
i have primary biliary cirrhosis am i entitled to a flu vaccination?
I have the above liver disease but in the early stages and would like to know if i am entitled to receive the flu vaccination
JB
01/19/11
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How long does it take for pneumonia to get started and become lethal?
An experienced nurse does a through check on a patient with a stethoscope and says everything is just ok, but patient dies after 2 weeks from pneumonia. Did she miss something or can pneumonia start and get lethal in the period of time. Shortness of breath was the primary reason for the check.
A
11/02/06
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  can range from hours to days, depends on the person immunity status and the virulence of the organism involved
fagies
11/02/06
Should you take the swine flu vaccination if you are healthy?
Ive heard on the internet and the news that swine flu vaccinations have been known to cause various side effects. One of them that really had me thinking was Paralysis. Should I take a vaccination if I am healthy?
Ryan Greenland
10/23/09
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  I'm going to tell you what my doctor told me yesterday while giving my 2 year old the regular flu shot. He doesn't recommend getting the swine flu vaccine for one big reason. The government ask the company to put it together so fast that the company made the government sign a waver saying that they are not responsible should something go wrong with it. Now do you really want to use a product that the company that made it doesn't even stand behind?
Mrs. Giggles
10/27/09
PNEUMONIA!?!?!???!?!?!?
Hey im doing a research project. Does anyone know how many different strains of pneumonia there are? Could you also provide me with the website to this information. I googled and could not find it. THANKS SO MUCH.
Bluey
03/03/10
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  hahaha. Pneumonia can be caused by anything. If you aspirate some food, you could get in from just about ANY airborne microorganism, or it could be caused by something Viral. Pneumonia is basically medical terms for "crap in your lungs"; namely mucus. If I had to break it down, I would go: "Aspiration Pneumonia, Bacterial Pneumonia, Viral Pneumonia"..
Sarah W
03/03/10
What is the difference between pneumonia and bronchitis?
My doctor diagnosed me with bronchitis, but I think it is pneumonia. Isn't a bronchitis cough dry and pneumonia causes a lot of phlegm?When I cough I get a rattling in my chest and my cough sounds like Rice Crispies in milk. I've been sick with a cough over a month. My doctor gave me an antibiotic but I don't feel much better.
Chloe
11/13/08
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  Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes and the bronchi that go into the lungs and pneumonia is in the lungs and where they fill with fluid. Your chest will feel heavy and hurt on movement and not just on breathing. Sometimes your chest will hurt on one side and feel"heavy" and you can definitely tell the difference.
k m
11/13/08
What are the symptoms of the swine flu vaccination?
On Sunday, I got the nasal spray vaccination for swine flu. I already had gotten the seasonal flu shot. Starting on Friday, I began having what I believe are flu symptoms; coughing, stuffy nose, aches and pain in my back, headaches, sensitivity to light, I feel like I have a fever (I can't find my thermometer), and I am constantly cold.
haliled321
11/07/09
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  My two children and I received the H1N1 vaccine last week - although we had the injections. We haven't had any side effects.

Back when my kids used to receive the flu mist version for the seasonal flu, they would have a dry throat and runny nose for a couple days. I'm not sure if they ran a temperature or not. My friend who is a pharmacist received the flu mist for H1N1 and he did have extremely mild symptoms for a day - but not what you're describing. It's possible that perhaps you came in contact with someone who was ill during this time - which is especially possible if you received the immunization from a medical clinic.
EB588
11/09/09
How long until my H1N1 flu vaccination actually prevents H1N1?
I got my vaccination for H1N1 a few hours ago as well as my seasonal flu vaccine . Is there still a time period where I can get H1N1 or the regular flu ? Am I protected from H1N1 right now ? Also , if I caught swine flu today before my vaccine (if my luck was that bad) would I still get it? Please help! Thanks :]
Ringabell <3
11/13/09
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  You should have 93% immunity by day 21 after your vaccination. No, you are not very well protected right now but your antibodies and immunity will gradually increase and improve each day. And yes, if you caught H1N1 flu today, it would be like not being vaccinated... at least for a few days.
Dawn
11/13/09
What other ingredients are in the flu vaccination?
I got the flu vaccination the other day and felt immediatly light headed. I thought in time that it would go away, but by the end of the night my entire arm was red, swollen and hard. I thought that the swelling would go away in time, but it lasted a week. I know that I am not allergic to eggs as I eat them all the time. Does anyone know of any other ingredient that I might be allergic to or an answer to why this might have happend to me
Kresslyn S
12/27/08
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  There's formaldehyde and mercury and other nasty ingredients. Here are the product inserts for each brand of flu vaccine. The ingredients are listed under the heading, "Description"

Afluria http://www.afluria.com/docs/pi.pdf
Fluarix http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_fluarix.pdf
FluLaval http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_flulaval.pdf
Fluvirin http://www.fda.gov/CBER/label/fluvirinLB.pdf
Fluzone http://www.fda.gov/CBER/label/fluzoneLB.pdf
FluMist spray http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/flumist_pi.pdf

Here is a brochure about how to report vaccine adverse reactions to the government. http://vaers.hhs.gov/pdf/VAERS_brochure.pdf

As to why this happened to you, read the product inserts I linked to and you'll see that there are many adverse health effects that people can suffer from the vaccines.
Lisa
12/27/08
Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations?
My doctor suggested that this fall I get both the pneumonia and flu vaccinations because of my chronic lung condition (asthma).
I have a very physically demanding job that requires heavy lifting and continous use of my arms.
Last year I received a flu shot in my arm and it became so sore that I had problems doing my job for a couple days.
What I am wondering is; can both the pneumonia and flu shot be given in my buttocks instead of my arms and if so,can both shots go into one buttock cheek or would they have to go into seperate buttock cheeks ie one in each side?
Or will they have to go into my arms?
George B
06/30/07
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  I think they will have to go in your arms. I've been having flu shots for 10 years and sometimes they've made me really sore and others have hurt hardly at all. One thing you can do is ask them to inject the shot a little lower on your arm. Some of the medical personnel inject way too high on the arm and it causes the whole shoulder area to hurt. I hate when they do that.
Andee
06/30/07
If you take the seasonal flu vaccination and got the h1n1 what would the results be?
If you take the seasonal flu vaccination and got the h1n1 what would the results be? I'm asking this question because we know that viruses have the ability of changing its genetic composition, so if those two viruses combine in your body, would a new deadly disease be born?
Eli
10/06/09
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  The viruses would not swap genes because this occurs when they both infect the same cell in a person's (or pig's or bird's) body and interact during the process of making new copies of themselves, but the viral material in flu shots can't do that since it is "dead" (or "inactivated" since a virus is never really "alive" to begin with). The H1N1 vaccine that is recommended for most people in the US to receive is actually a nasal spray, not a shot, and it uses a weakened - but not inactivated - virus. (Also, by the way, the nasal spray, unlike the shot, doesn't contain any mercury, which, as I see from your another question you posted, you was another concern of yours.) But as long as at least one of the viruses (in this case the one in the seasonal flu shot) is incapable of invading your cells and reproducing itself, it won't be possible for the two to trade genetic material.
Matthew T
10/06/09
where can i get hepatitis B immunization/vaccination??
i need to get a hepatitis B immunization/vaccination which is a set of 3 shots. this is very pricey almost 300 dollars. where can an adult get this vaccination for very cheap or free?? (i'm a student)

i live in the DFW area. dallas fort worth area in texas.
i've already looked at the tarrant county health department website and the dallas county health department website with no luck. most information is about vaccinations for babies.

i need a specific location (either the name of the hospital) etc. the more specific the better (phone numbers, cost etc)

also out of curiosity when did the hepatitis B immunization become required by schools? in texas?? especially dallas and tarrant county??
sk
06/04/08
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  www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/

This is the State of Texas website. It will help you find places that offer the vaccine. It's not just for kids, but also for adults/students.

Find the phone number in the site and call them.
psa1002
06/04/08
How can I get proof that I took certain immunizations?
When I was a child and a teenager, I took a bunch of immunizations, but not sure which ones. Now I have to provide proof that I took the following immunizations for work purposes. Is there a blood test I can take that can show whether I did take the shots? Or will I have to take them all over again? Anyone know?
I cannot get access to my doctor's record because the office is closed until June. So I will need to see another doctor. Please help!


Measles vaccination (two live immunizations on or after the first birthday, at least 30 days apart, in 1967 or later)
Rubella vaccination (two immunizations on or after the first birthday, at least 30 days apart, in 1967 or later)
Mumps vaccination (two immunizations on or after the first birthday, at least 30 days apart, in 1967 or later)
Tetanus-diphtheria booster (one booster within the last 10 years) Hepatitis B immunization series (three doses: the first and second must be at least 30 days apart, the third at least two months after the second and four months after the first)
Meningococcal vaccine (one dose within the past five years)
Merey
02/17/09
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  The health department should have all your records of the vaccines
WarEagle!!!
02/17/09
I have pneumonia and I'm taking Levaquin and Tessalon Perles plus cough syrup------is all this needed?
The pneumonia is in the bronchial tubes, I have no coughing except when I ,myself do it to get my lungs cleared out. I have a Long list of allergys to meds so finding anything I can take is a job.
I'm thinking it's good right now I have a job where I set my hrs and work from home.
cricketlady
12/30/09
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  You really need to REST! Just because you are home and taking meds does not mean you should keep doing so much. You may wind up in a hospital it you dont take care of yourself. Please rest!!! A friend who had pneumonia overdid it at home & she had to go for a long stay in the hospital. We SCs seem to forget these things.... take care...
CO the Old Dog
12/30/09

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TheMaryseFan: Someone told me that Pneumonia isn't that bad... I've been through pneumonia and i thought i was going to fucking die.. #GTFO
officialkervyM: Getting ready for my Anti Flu Vaccination..
Hanratty_Tweets: Have you scheduled your Fall Flu Vaccination Program? Hanratty Wellness would welcome the opportunity to service you.