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    Post Organ Transplant H1N1 Flu
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    vonachs posted:
    Have had a Living Doner Liver Transplant. The Transplant Hospital sent out information about the Flu and people with weak immune systems. The local Health Department has been swamped with people getting flu shots. Is it a priority that Transplant recipients get flu shots? Is it difficult everywhere to get Flu shots and what other options due high risk people have.
     
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    John-SKPT responded:
    The supply is still really quite lacking in most places. It's been suggested to me to get the H1N1 vaccine as soon as I can, but so far I haven't been able to get one. AND! Do not allow anyone to give you the nasal version, and you really should not have contact with people who have recently received the nasal vaccine. (My nephrologist could only get the nasal vaccine---it was the only type available---and he had to have another doc see all his transplant patients for a couple of weeks, until he was not communicable any longer.)
     
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    terri7291 responded:
    My transplant center insisted I get both regular flu and H1N1 shots. They offered both there so I got them during my clinic visits. I would ask your doctor or coordinator.


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