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How long do I wait after having a virus before getting a flu shot

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Side effect is: possible. Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occu... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Condoned, but ok: As you know, this is not recommended, but it will not hurt overall if you are generally healthy.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No worries: Currently, our senior citizens have the option to get a High-Dose version of the seasonal flu shot. The High-Dose version has 4 times the amount of an... Read More
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
OK to take: Garlic is promoted as beneficial for many things. The things for which the evidence is strongest is improving high blood pressure and preventing colon... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Goiter: or enlarged thyroid may be due to inflammation, infection and/or lack of iodine in your diet . Hashimotos is an autoimmune illness and requires aggre... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Many : Many people report "not feeling well" after recieving a flu shot, as well as after recieving a meningitis vaccine. The most common reaction is sorenes... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Flu vaccination: There is very rarely an allergic reaction associated with the influenza vaccination. Take Benadryl as directed for three days, and if the hives contin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Recommend: The positive jcv test is indication of risk for pml if you continue tysabri, (natalizumab) and this can range from 1 in 90 to 1 in 400. Would definit... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Depend on which shot you get. Some have inactivated virus which is no infectious but is immunogenic.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Your body actually mounts dozens of immune responses daily from random germs you inhale or your contaminated fingers bring to your mouth. They pass th... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
6 mos old: Flu vaccine has past muster in research trials for children 6 mos and older. In the near future, trials are studying whether it can be given even you... Read More

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