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A 58-year-old male asked:

M58, is it true that flu vaccine makes flu to not to go full blown but it lingers on as sore throat for long time? hope u get my point.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Flu vaccine significantly decreases the chance that anyone will get any symptoms related to the strains (3-4) within the specific vaccine. At any one time half a dozen strains may be circling the world and international air travel assures that a few uncovered strains will make it into your community.Not all flu can be prevented. Lots of rhinovirus and adenovirus masquerades as a flu.Get my point !
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: The flu vaccine either protects you completely from getting flu or lighten the severity of flu. The vaccine does not lead to a protracted course.

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