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How long should you wait after being sick before getting a flu shot

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
Get your flu shot: Your immune system can "multitask". It is unlikely at this point of the season that you have genuine influenza, and your immune system can handle wha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines.They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
You don't need to wt: Tdap can be given on the same day or in days prior to and after a flu shot. They do not interfere with each other so they can be given any time they a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Occasionally: sometimes people have ailments that are not very symptomatic, such as hypertension and diabetes. It's always a good idea to get your vaccines and see ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anwaar Randhawa
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No different 2015: overall no difference in side effects from last year right now would be a good time to get flu shot as it take few weeks to get immunity and full bene ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Should not matter: It should not matter whether a person is using antibiotics or not. Such a person may get the annual flu shot, if there is no other reason why she shou ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Immunize: The vaccine protects against strains of influenza, including Type A, and there is no need to wait to have the vaccine, if there are no contraindicatio ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Taylor Pollei
11 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Take them now: You can safely take them both. Especially if you have had no issues with either the flu shot or prednisone. If you have bad sinusitis symptoms, use ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not with the flu: You may experience flu-like symptoms while your body's immune system is responding to the vaccine challenge, but the vaccines usually are a killed vir ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flu Shots: 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

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