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A 61-year-old female asked about a 33-year-old male:

son had flu shot. got up started vomiting 3 times and has low grade fever; migraine headache. what is it flu or food poison? what meds and food today?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Very unlikely the sh: You get a small inoculum in your arm. It would be a "stretch" to say that that material got down to the GI tract and caused his symptoms. I think it much more likely that that he picked up a second stomach "flu"virus and dad picked it up from him.

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