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Can i have a flu shot in the thigh

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes.: It may not be as effective though. The shot is meant to be delivered into muscle, and depending on your fat distribution, the thigh may have a thicke... Read More
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: The deltoid of the shoulder is the most common place for injections in adults, but the anterior part of the upper thigh is an excellent place as well

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it can be: Yes it can be given in thigh.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it is but: Yes you can get flu shot in your leg but that's not the proper site to give flu shot.It is an intramuscular vaccine and can be injected in any muscle.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Leg pain after flu s: You may be developing gillian-barre syndrome. See a neurologist immediately.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
2nd opinion: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Sounds accurate: Cannot imagine a neurologic reaction to flu vaccine except that there have been some cases of guillion-barre syndrome (a form of ascending paralysis) ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Risk/benefit?: People with egg allergy may have a reaction because the vaccine may contain some amount of egg protein. When egg allergy is suspected, patients be ca... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
FLU: Have your flu shot ASAP. Good Luck
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Please do!: You really should! no one will force you to have a flu shot, but you are protecting your family member. The goal of flu shots is "herd immunity"-- if ... Read More

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