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am i contagious after getting the flu vaccine

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mild rxn can occur.: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usu ... Read More

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Interesting question: In theory the vaccine have three or four viruses and your flu is just one so it would be a benefit for you to do that to help protect from the others ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
You should.: Annual flu shot is recommended for most adults.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility . It is more likely to be associated with the va ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Hardly any: Flu vaccine is very safe. Vast majority of people will have nothing worse than a slightly sore upper arm. Even if you get the flu later in the season ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
35 years experience Family Medicine
No Risk, No Benefit: You may have localized swelling and pain at the injection site if you take a Flu shot twice, and I am sure your wallet will feel the loss of the co-pa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Best protection from: The flu is a flu shot. Side effects are usually minimal. I don't know any doctor's who don't want their family members to have flu vaccines.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Lot of people mistakengly associate flu like symptoms around the flu shot from the injection> In most cases, they have other respiratory illnesses ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That's mainly the point. Also, you should have fewer symptoms and a less severe flu if you do catch it anyway. The flu bugs change every season, which ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: You should be concerned about not getting the vaccine, as you are more vulnerable to complications of influenza if you are not vaccinated.
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