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Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

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 more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

When can my child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

After 2: If there are no medical issues which preclude your child from using the nasal flu vaccine it is approved for ages 2 through 49. ...Read more

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For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

For what reason can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Asthma flare up: The nasal vaccine is weakened but living flu germ.To get into your system and produce a vaccine response, it must cross through the lung tissue. In doing so it causes a mild inflammation of the lung tissue and can trigger an asthma attack. I had a 8 yo have his first and only asthma attack 2 days after the nasal flu vaccine was given. I now won't offer this at my office. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Can any doc explain why can't people with asthma get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Asthma flare up: The nasal vaccine is weakened but living flu germ.To get into your system and produce a vaccine response, it must cross through the lung tissue. In doing so it causes a mild inflammation of the lung tissue and can trigger an asthma attack. I had a 8 yo have his first and only asthma attack 2 days after the nasal flu vaccine was given. I now won't offer this at my office. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Flu like symptoms after flu vaccine. Is this contagious?

Depends: If you had the nasal product this is a living virus and you could pass the "vaccine strain" to others.This might produce mild or no symptoms if passed. There is no way that you get or pass the injectable flu vaccine.It is a dead virus.If you had symptoms it is due to a reaction to getting the vaccine, not a flu. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Is it safe for an infant to be close to a child who had have nasal flu vaccine?

Yes: It is safe for a child to be administered FluMist when they have close contact with an infant <6 months of age. ...Read more

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7yr old cold weather asthmatic. Scared of needles. Is nasal flu vaccine safe?

7yr old cold weather asthmatic. Scared of needles. Is nasal flu vaccine safe?

Not a good idea: It put one of my patients in the hospital with his first ever asthma attack. You have 3 basic choices:risk flu, risk flu mist and hospital trip + shots, get flu shot. The nasal mist lists asthma as a contraindication for use anyway. ...Read more

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i recently got nasal flu vaccine and around 20 minutes after it i got this uncomfortable feeling in my throat which feels like a lump, is this normal?

 i recently got nasal flu vaccine and around 20 minutes after it i got this uncomfortable feeling in my throat which feels like a lump, is this normal?

Symptom after fluvac: there are similar symptoms after nasal flu vaccine. Generally speaking as long as they are short-lived mild and not compromising for breathing or swallowing they tend to be not an issue. For next year I would mention this before receiving the same vaccine and have the office observe you for 30 minutes to an hour after the vaccination. ...Read more

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I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?

I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?

Side effects: sounds likely to be side effects from vaccination. Drink fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain- this can go on for 2-3 days. If persisting- see your physician. ...Read more

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Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo  got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Unrelated: The child's symptoms are unrelated to the vaccine. It is possible the child came in contact with someone with a cold around that time. The flu vaccine is a dead virus vaccine, does not cause illness, nor is the patient who receives the vaccine contagious. ...Read more

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Who should get the flu vaccine and how often?

Who should get the flu vaccine and how often?

Anyone > 6m of age: The flu germ mutates every year & last years vaccine is not likely to help you more than that season.You place yourself at risk if you do not get a yearly flu shot. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the flu with flu vaccine?

Yes: If you have had one strain of the flu you may still benefit from receiving the vaccine to build up resistance to the other strains.If you had the flu last year, this years strains ale likely different and the newer flu shot will provide some benefit.Even if you had a strain that is in the vaccine, getting the shot won't hurt you. ...Read more

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Should i get a flu vaccine or are there negative side effects?

Should i get a flu vaccine or are there negative side effects?

Risk/benefit analysi: Nothing in the world is absolutely, positively safe but the benefit of not getting influenza far outweighs the risk to you. ...Read more

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How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

Millions of people: Mllions of people of all age group get the Flu Vaccine every year to prevent them getting the Flu Those who do not get the vaccine are susceptible to get Flu when exposed to it ...Read more

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Why did my daughter get sick after getting the flu vaccine?

Why did my daughter get sick after getting the flu vaccine?

Mild rxn can occur.: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Should I get a flu vaccine for myself, to protect my baby girl?

Should I get a flu vaccine for myself, to protect my baby girl?

Yes, if...: Your baby is still under 6 months of age. Infants do not get flu vaccine until 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more