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A 22-year-old male asked:

What does the flu shot protect?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not much: The flu shot is supposed to build antibodies to different strains of flu virus in the hopes that it will offer cross protection to the current strains. It contains other contaminants that can be toxic. I am not a fan of the flu shot. Other physicians may have a different experience.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu Shot: The influenza vaccine can help to protect against the Influenza strains that are predicted to be problematic during the upcoming flu season.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How effective are flu shots? Do they really protect you from the flu?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
About 66%effective: It is 66%effective against the influenza predicted for that particular season, that is average for adults and children nasal spray vaccine is 83%effective.
Eubank, KY
A 32-year-old female asked:

How can I protect myself from the flu without getting a flu shot?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Dont come in contact: Only way you can protect yourself from flu without flu vaccine is have no contact with anybody who has flu.That means you don't go to work, dont ride on public transportation, dont fly and basically quarantine yourself from all known or not known people who may or may not have flu.If you are not immune sooner or later it will catch up with you if you get exposed be ready to nurse your influenza.

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