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Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery? Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

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Unread 10-10-2007, 06:49 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

I have an opportunity to get a flu shot on 10/15-- about two weeks before my surgery date.

Is this a bad idea?
I've gotten the shots before and never had a bad reaction.
I'd love to get this checked off my list pre-surgery.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 07:50 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

Lysippe,

As a general rule...it takes only one time to get a bad reaction. I wouldn't take the chance. Now, that is just me.

I never had a bad reaction to flu shots before. Never. And I got one before I was suppose to have some dental work done. Well, I got very sick after getting the flu shot. I learned my lesson. I will never do that again. My dental work was postponed for over 3 months because of it.

Good luck!

Roseptl
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Unread 10-10-2007, 08:53 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

I had mine last Thursday at my Gyn's office during my pre-surgical visit. She suggested it, particularily since I'll be inpatient a few days at the germ factory...err...hospital. You do not want to have the flu while recovering from surgery. Just my opinion.
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Unread 10-11-2007, 09:09 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

I would d*****atly call your dr to be safe. my dr said he didnt want anything but what he perscribed going in me the week befor surgery. always beter to call dr and be safe when it comes to things like that
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Lisa
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Unread 10-11-2007, 09:46 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

I agree, call your dr first. It's best to err on the side of caution.

S
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Unread 10-11-2007, 10:17 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

Thanks everyone for your responses. Looks like I need to check with the dr. to be on the safe side.

If I had to postpone the surgery, I wouldn't be a happy camper.
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Unread 10-11-2007, 10:42 AM
Flu Shot 2 weeks before surgery?

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Originally Posted by MsFrankie
I had mine last Thursday at my Gyn's office during my pre-surgical visit. She suggested it, particularily since I'll be inpatient a few days at the germ factory...err...hospital. You do not want to have the flu while recovering from surgery. Just my opinion.
Hi all,

I got my flu shot yesterday and my surgery is in 3 weeks.

DH is inthe hospital now and possibly again in 2 weeks, so I wanted to protect myself from getting sick before my surgery ... I guess I should have called my Dr. but think it would be an issue Now I just hope I didn't do anything to postpone my surgery

Barri
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