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Hoping you can tell me, is usa flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends.: It should work in the same season in the same (northern vs southern) hemisphere, but crossing the equator might put you in a different epidemic situation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is a u.S. Flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It's about strains: The flu vaccine is likely to have protective benefits everywhere. Even if strains are different in different world regions, there should be enough crossover to be effective.

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