A 50-year-old member asked:
if you've had the flu, should you still get the flu vaccine?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: Every flu season, there are at least 2 or 3 strains going around at different times. Flu vaccine can prevent you from getting the strain you haven't had yet.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: There are multiple flu strains in the flu shot. You can have the flu and still catch one of the other strains in the same season. I have it seen it happen to multiple patients each flu season.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old male asked:
Can I still take the flu vaccine , just as a precaution is it recommend. I have not had the flu yet this year ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: A flu vaccination is recommended, except if medically contraindicated.
61 viewsAnswered Jul 13, 2020
Last updated Jun 12, 2018
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