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Pandemic Flu




I am taking immune surpressives(Orencia) for my ra and can only have dead vaccines. I do get the yearly flu shot. I work in a building with thousands of other people so I would like to get the vaccine if I can. Can you tell me if the H1N1 vaccine would be dead or alive?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that both alive and dead H1N1 vaccine will be available.

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John  Andrews, MD, MPH John Andrews, MD, MPH
Assistant Senior Vice President Medical Center
Director University Health Services
University of Cincinnati