Wednesday, 13 October 2010 19:30

Have you taken your Swine flu vaccine yet?

Written by  Kamal Shah
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The swine flu vaccine is now available in India. I just got my shot a couple of days back. All people on dialysis should immediately check with their nephrologists and if advised, take their shot.

Even people not on dialysis should check with their primary physicians and get their shots if advised to do so.

And while you're at it, check with your nephrologist/primary physician and take the vaccine for pneumonia too. I took that vaccine too yesterday.

I am sure you have taken your Hepatitis B vaccine already. If you haven't, please do so asap. This is a no-brainer. When there is a vaccine available for such a deadly disease, why take chances?

People on dialysis should definitely get vaccinated against Hepatitis B. In fact, people on dialysis are advised to take a double dose each time for The HBV vaccine. We must also get a yearly check of our HBsAg titers and then take a booster shot if necessary.



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Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

Hello, I'm Kamal from Hyderabad, India. I have been on dialysis for the last 13 years, six of them on PD, the rest on hemo. I have been on daily nocturnal home hemodialysis for the last four and half years. I can do pretty much everything myself. I love to travel and do short weekend trips or longer trips to places which have dialysis centers. Goa in India is a personal favorite. It is a great holiday destination and has two very good dialysis centers.

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