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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes and somewhat: The influenza vaccine will provide protection against 3 strains in their current form for years. The vaccine this year covers most of the strains see ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Higher dose: You have 2 choices the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed for people 65years of age and older. This higher dose flu shot res ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Actually forever.: Fact is, the flu vaccine you receive in a given season will afford you lifetime protection against the strains of flu that are in that vaccine. The a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Yes: You are contagious before you have symptmoms of the flu and this is the case with many viral infections. This is why they spread so easily. Once you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can't tell for sure: This 2017-2018 flu season is peaking early compared to last season, so all the statistics look worse compared to last season because last season didn' ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
2014 – 2015 Flu Shot: Trivalent works against 3 influenza viruses – Influenza A viruses (H3N2 & H1N1) & 1 influenza B virus. Quadrivalent & the live attenuat ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: I think it is worth trying to obtain the vaccination especially in a high risk zone. If you do develop symptoms of the flu, taking Tamiflu (oseltamivi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please do get the: Flu shot. No, the flu shot doesn't just protect against last year's strain. Careful monitoring is done to determine the composition of the new year' ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: It is simply to early to know right. There are at least 200 different vaccines in testing phases right now.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Protective: The flu shot is a protective immunization against the flu. You get a light exposure to several different strains of flu so that your immune system is ... Read More

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