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can i have a flu shot in the thigh

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can be: Yes it can be given in thigh.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Flu shot: Isolated spot of rash at a remote site probably a coincidence
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Leg pain after flu s: You may be developing gillian-barre syndrome. See a neurologist immediately.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
FLU: Have your flu shot ASAP. Good Luck
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is a great way to protect your baby.
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