Flu shots: Did you get it through your transplant team?

Posted by gphetteplace @gphetteplace, Aug 29, 2020

Phoenix Mayo patients – It’s that time of year. Do you get your flu shot through your transplant team? If so, do I reach out to them? I’m not scheduled to see them again until my 1 year follow up next March.

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Your flu shot is important-
Earlier on this discussion there were questions about Where? and When? to get your flu shot. But now here is more information that I just found in this recent Mayo Minute. Which flu vaccine will be best for you and for your family members?
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-what-to-know-about-this-seasons-flu-vaccine/

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@rosemarya

Your flu shot is important-
Earlier on this discussion there were questions about Where? and When? to get your flu shot. But now here is more information that I just found in this recent Mayo Minute. Which flu vaccine will be best for you and for your family members?
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-what-to-know-about-this-seasons-flu-vaccine/

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@rosemarya I had mine recently. The department of infectious diseases at MGH recommended waiting until October since that's when the heavy flu season starts and the immunity only lasts about 6 months, so anyone who is getting one and hasn't yet really shouldn't wait much longer.
Of course, I don't know how my husband and I could get the flu, we are very heavily isolating.
JK

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I got a call from my local pharmacy this week. And so did my husband. The message was to tell us that they have a supply of influenza vaccine available and to encourage us to come in to get our annual flu shot. We both have already had ours, though.
I was impressed that they are being proactive this year about spreading the word about flu shots this year. ( don't recall getting a phone call in other years.

@gphetteplace, Did you decide where to go for your flu shot? What did your transplant team advise you to do?

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