Flu Shot or Not?

A small pilot study of 7 CFS patients meeting Fukuda criteria reaches no firm conclusions about the relative risk/benefit of annual flu vaccinations. Although researchers at the Bond University in Australia found a degree of immune dysregulation following vaccination, results were not consistent. (International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Nov. 2012) [Note: People with CFS should make the decision about the flu shot with their health care team and use past experience as a guide. Keep in mind the risks flu poses to others in your household as well as yourself.] Tags: , November 13, 2012