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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
Get One!: Please! getting an influenza vaccination is one of the key steps we can take to protect our entire population from the flu, a highly contagious illnes ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe yes, maybe no: As an adult medicine doc, i recommend it for all over 55, or if patient has chronic illness(es), or requests it. Of course history of previous experi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Patients who have had influenza have told me "i felt like i was going to die." it is a severe illness, and can lead to pneumonia, hospitalization or e ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Get the Shot: Absolutely.There are no serious side effects of the vaccines that outweigh the risks of the flu including death from the infection.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Try pharmacy?: Some pharmacies have stock, phone around.
Dr. Georg heinrich Portwig
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Try a pharmacy: national shortage of stock
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Mid-Sep. to mid-Nov.: In the U.S., the best time to get a flu shot each fall is in October, which means September through November is fine. However, if one misses his shot ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
18 years experience Pharmacology
As soon as available: It is a good idea to get the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your community. Every year the vaccine is reformulated based on upcoming n ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Prevention of Flu or: lessening of symptoms.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Flu shot: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza vaccine: Slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. Headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain resolved quickly. Severe side effects are rare.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Quite Possibly.: Per the cdc, the intradermal shot uses less antigen ; a much smaller needle. So yes - it may be painless for some people.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Unsure: Slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. Headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain resolved quickly. Severe side effects are rare.
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