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A 20-year-old female asked:

I had to get rabies shots (ow) and couldnt have my flu shot this season. its been over 30 days since the end of the rounds of shots now. may i get my flu shot now or should i skip this season's? thanks for all the help!

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Inactive flu shot OK: According to the CDC, the inactivated flu vaccine can be given any time after a live vaccine. There are some forms of live flu vaccine that must be avoided for a time but the usual inactivated flu vaccine should not be a problem. Ask your doc to confirm. Look on this page under the heading "Nonsimultaneous Administration": https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/timing.html
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note! Glad the info was useful.
Feb 12, 2020

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