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is too late to get a flu shot if exposed to the flu

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes unless otherwise: It is recommended for adults on a yearly basis unless you have medical issues that can lead to an adverse reaction. The CDC website is one resource ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sounds : Sounds like the flu shot worked for you children. Flu shots are recommended each year, unless there are medical contraindications, because the strain ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
FLU Shot: I agree with Dr. Funari. Each year the composition of the influenza vaccine is different depending on predictions of what strains will hit. Having i ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get flu shots: Agree with Dr. Fowler, every one older than 6 months should get flu shot. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, if you ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Colds are most commonly due to a family a viruses that are different from the flu. The immunity you develop to the cold virus will not help with the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolph Johnstone
34 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Flu: You could still get the flu especially if the strain you contact is not in the shot.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza: It usually takes about two weeks for the Flu shot to provide you with protection. But antivirals (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be pre ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can still: get a flu shot.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flu Shot: With a flu shot it really is better late then never.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: It's too late to get the flu shot if you already had the flu, not if you or people close to you are "already sick." too many people think getting a f ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Cohen
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: In central tx flu peaks in march. Problem is we are totally out. Your dr. Can write a prescription for a pharmacy to administer it. In addition flu i ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sorry, too late: The influenza vaccine that helps prevent influenza a and b takes about 10-14 days to become effective as it must stimulate the immune system to make p ... Read More
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