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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it still possible to get swine flu after a vaccination for it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Sure: No vaccine is 100% effective and no vaccine will produce a rsponse in all recipients. However, it's likely that if you get the illness after vaccination, that the infection wil be less severe than without vaccination.
Dr. Jonathan Blank
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Vaccines: Yes complete conversion of everyone does not occur but by vaccinating most people we reduce the over all population risk

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I have bronchitis. Should I get the swine flu vaccination tomorrow?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ok if not too ill: Mild illnesses need not cause one to postpone a flu shot. The current flu shot contains protection against h1n1 flu, another flu a, and a flu b. It is ok for a person with mild bronchitis to get the flu shot, if he has not other medical reasons for not getting the shot.

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