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A 45-year-old female asked:

I went for my flu shot in april. can i still get swine flu? i have sore muscles, coughing, headache, fever, stomach cramps and are extremely neausious

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: In any given flu season there are 7-8 strains of various flu circulating the globe. International air travel aids the dispersal. The vaccine helps protect against 4 strains including swine. There are less common strains & other viruses that can cause illness. While this seasons vaccine has been very effective, you can always get a flu or non flu illness even after having the vaccine.

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Last updated Jul 29, 2019

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