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I have RA and am taking Celebrex for it. Should I get the flu mist or flu shot?

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DzooBaby 29 Oct 2013

Either/or, I would probably go with the flu shot. RA and taking Celebrex shouldnt have any adverse affects on the flu shot or flu mist for that matter. If you are over 50, you shouldnt get flu mist. Here is what the CDC says:
Who should not be vaccinated with the nasal spray flu vaccine?
Children younger than 2 years
Adults 50 years and older
People with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine or to a previous dose of any influenza vaccine
People with asthma
Children or adolescents on long-term aspirin treatment.
Children and adults who have chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular (except isolated hypertension), renal, hepatic, neurologic/neuromuscular, hematologic, or metabolic disorders
Children and adults who have immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by HIV)
Pregnant women
Moderate or severe acute illness with or without fever is a general precaution for vaccination. GBS within 6 weeks following a previous dose of influenza vaccine is considered a precaution for use of influenza vaccines.

Celebrex is not long term aspirin.

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