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The first thing up on the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center website in late August was a question: Are you up to date with your vaccines?

For people living with long COVID and other chronic conditions, the answer may not be so clear.

Three shots are coming on line this fall, including a new vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). With flu season approaching, as well a pending update to the COVID-19 shot, people with long COVID will have to make some choices.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises everyone to get the COVID vaccine and a flu shot. The RSV vaccine is recommended for those over 60 and with weakened immune systems, and federal health experts suggest younger individuals, pregnant women, parents, and others talk to their doctors about the pros and cons of receiving the RSV vaccine.

But the CDC is not specifically saying whether long COVID patients should get the new COVID boosters, flu shots, or RSV vaccines. A CDC spokesperson said the agency could make no one available to discuss whether long COVID patients should get a COVID vaccine, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) referred similar questions to the CDC. Head over to Medscape to read the full story.