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is it possible for me to catch the flu from someone who got a flu shot?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NO YOU CAN NOT: No you can not catch flu from some one who had a flu shot.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: There are different types if flu vaccine. The ones given with needles. ( shots ) are made of inactivated flu peices. These cannot produce disease therefore could not get you sick. Flumist is a nasal spray vaccine that contains live virus capable of spreading and causing you (or others) to rarely get sick as well.
Answered on Nov 4, 2019
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