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Old 11-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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My office is offering the Influenza Vaccination and I am allergic to sulfa can you tell me if it is in the vacine?

 
Old 11-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: Does the Influenza Vaccination have sulfa in it?

No, it does not. Thimerasol and egg allergies could be an issue but not sulfa. They usually have you sign a release that states you don't have an allergy to these two things.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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Re: Does the Influenza Vaccination have sulfa in it?

Good I want to take the vacine but I am highly allergic to sulfa so that helps to know thatit is not in this vaccine. I'm taking your word for it, hopefully taking your word won't end up killing me.

 
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Re: Does the Influenza Vaccination have sulfa in it?

You can ask the health professional who gives the injections and ask for a copy of the information on the serum. It will state what you need to know.

BTW, All drugs that contain sulfa related components list a potential side effect of that. In fact, just because one is allergic to sulfa drugs ( a certain family of antibiotics) does not mean that one will have problems with all drugs which show a sulfa caution. I am allergic to sulfa antibiotics but usually tolerate other drugs with a sulfa caution with nothing more than an upset digestive tract - albeit an often severe issue.

 
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