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A 22-year-old female asked:

when i was 13weeks pregnant i had a flu vaccine. i am now 28weeks pregnant with a cold and a heavy head.is this normal? or do i need to get a 2nd jab?

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Dr. Lisa Ponce
Pediatrics 33 years experience
1 flu vaccine/year: After age 8, one flu vaccine per year is recommended. The vaccine can take up to two weeks to produce immunity in the body. However, influenza is generally more severe than a head cold, with fever, body aches, and respiratory symptoms. Take care of yourself with nasal saline, mist, fluids. If you develop more severe or prolonged symptoms, please see a doctor.

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