A 39-year-old member asked:
Hoping you can tell me, is usa flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?
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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?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Nov 10, 2016
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