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A 50-year-old member asked:

if you've had the flu, should you still get the flu vaccine?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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.
Dr. Keith Ramsey
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.

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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 ?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Yes: A flu vaccination is recommended, except if medically contraindicated.

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