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Pericarditis and H1N1 Flu

4 years ago I was diagnosed with pericardial tamponade which i required an open pericardiotomy. 450 cc of serosanguineous fluid was removed from the pericardium.  The pericardium was quite thick and a 2cm window was excised.  I was told that it was probably viral.  

I had since then been vaccinated with the seasonal flu and the pneumonia shots.

My concern now is with H1N1 flu.  I work with small children, kindergarten,  and we had 2 confirmed cases. To make my worries even bigger I have been going thru some thyroid problem, enlarged thyroid with multi nodules, 6 to be exact. What is the protocol on this, and or should I be concerned with my health.

Hope to hear from someone.  thank you

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I would recommend the H1N1 vaccination in your case because your exposure to kids.  As far as the thyroid nodules go, you are probably seeing an endocrinologist for that and as long as your aren't overly hyperthyroid you are OK.  There really aren't any set protocols for this particular situation because as you know H1N1 vaccination is a new thing, however, I don't foresee any problems with it in your case as long as you don't have any egg allergies.  I know you don't because you've received previous seasonal flu vaccines without any problems.  
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