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Are People Who Get The Flu Shot Contagious
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Yes: The inactivated (not the nasal) vaccine can be lifesaving for the mother. It has no bad effects on the baby. ...Read more
LiveAttenuatedVaccin: Nasal Flu Vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and is not contagious for healthy people.No serious illness has been reported among the contacts, Only contact with severely weakened immune system and in protective envoirenment like after stem cell transplant,on chemotherapy,pre term infants be avoided ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: All influenza vaccines (swine flu or seasonal) are most effective at reducing the degree of illness (how sick you get) from flu. The vaccines reduce spread of the virus from person to person, help avoid staying home from work, avoid hospitalization & reduce flu deaths. If you get flu, most likely the vaccine helped to reduce the severity of your illness & prevented spread of your flu to loved ones. ...Read more
No: When the h1n1 vaccine (swine flu) was created in 2009, it was not included as a strain in the seasonal flu vaccine. So you could get it separately. However, every year since, that strain has been a part of the seasonal vaccine and is not available by itself. There are many strains of flu and each year the cdc picks 2 type a & 1 type b strain that were the most prevalent from the prior season. ...Read more
Not usually: The're two kinds of flu vaccines. One is a weakened live virus vaccine given in a nasal form (nasal shot). There is a mild risk of getting the flu from someone who had a nasal flu shot, especially if those around have poor immune system. The other vaccine is made from particles of a dead virus. It is commonly given as a shot into the muscle. One and others around cannot get the flu from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough: According to the CDC, less than 40% of of people receive the flu shot. Although a less than very effective vaccine, it is still helpful in reducing the severity and duration of flu symptoms and could reduce the 36,000 people who die from the flu and its' complications every year in this country. ...Read more
Are flu shots safe and nontoxic for children? Can you get the flu from the shot, and they had the actual flu last year are they now immune to that str
Is someone suseptible to becoming infected with swine flu from a child who has had the swine flu mist?
How common is gbs, and how common is it among people who have been vaccinated against seasonal influenza?
Rare: In the USA Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) occurs in about 1 to 2 per 100, 000 regardless of immunization status. GBS can be triggered by viral & bacterial infections. Modern influenza vaccine is thought to increase the incidence of GBS by 1 in a million, or less. Remember that between 3,000 to 49,000 people die each year from influenza. The risk is much less for vaccine than influenza disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please answer! what percentage of people that have gotten the flu shot actually get the flu anyway?
Depends on strain: The vaccine is a mix of 2-3 strains that are calculated as the most likely viruses for the up coming season if they are all off then the vaccine is useless. If it does cover the strains then your about 80% covered so about 20% will not have immunity and even lesser of that 20% will get the flu. As sick as people seem to be around you only about 20% of the population will get the flu. ...Read more
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What is best protection from the flu? How safe are the flu shots? Why do some dr's don't want their own families getting the flu vaccine?
Yes: Anyone can et the flu. Eating fresh foods and as much organic as possible help boost the immune system. Exercise, plenty of fluids, and proper sleep can help as well. Cod liver oil and probiotics also can help reduce susceptibility as can vitamin d. There are homeopathic remedies and chinese herbs that can boost the immune system or treat the flu..Find a practitioner in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
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