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What does my doctor need to know before giving me the Flulaval shot?

Before receiving your Flulaval vaccination, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to eggs, egg products or chicken products. Also, talk to them about allergies to any other vaccines or to latex, or reactions to preservatives such as thimerosal. Make sure that your doctor or pharmacist knows about any medical conditions, including a current fever or a history of uncontrolled seizures or other nervous system disorders, bleeding disorders, epilepsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome or immune system problems.

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