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Should you get a flu vaccine when taking a zpack?

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2011-10-15 01:49:35

There are no drug interactions between the vaccine and other

medications according to the manufacturers' information. However,

you should contact the doctor who ordered the Zpack to be sure

there would be no contraindications in your case. If you have a

fever from a bacterial infection for which you are taking the

antibiotics, then you should wait until the fever has been gone for

24 hours before getting a flu vaccination. A fever indicates that

your body is actively fighting an infection and that is not a good

time to load another pathogen (the one in the vaccine) onto your

immune system.

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