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I have had a cold for over a week now. is it advised to get my flu vaccination even though i'm sick with a cold?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Ok if not too ill: Mild illnesses need not cause one to postpone a flu shot. The annual flu shot contains protection against Flu A and Flu B. It is ok for a person with cold symptoms or other minor problems to get a flu shot, if he does not have other major medical reasons for not getting the shot.

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