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Can I get better protection if I get 2 flu shots a couple of months apart?

Can I get better protection if I get 2 flu shots a couple of months apart?

Flu shots: Any person who has not had a flu shot needs 2 influenza vaccine injections one month apart. Otherwise, the current recommendation is for one flu shot every year. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...Read more


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What about babies that don't have protection b/c they haven't gotten both flu shots due to age? If a baby gets the flu do they typically get better?

What about babies that don't have protection b/c they haven't gotten both flu shots due to age?  If a baby gets the flu do they typically get better?

Most do: Flu can hit an any age and the outcome varies.We recommend that pregnant women get the flu injected vaccine during pregnancy so the antibodies she makes will be shared and protect baby in its early months. Those that come in close contact with a new baby should also get a flu shot,so they don't bring it to baby.Early recognition and care can lead to good outcomes if a baby gets flu. ...Read more

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I am on 9 mg predezone. Your doctors say I can't get flu shot my dr says ok and will get protection?

I am on 9 mg predezone. Your doctors say I can't get flu shot my dr says ok and will get protection?

Prednisone: Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system. Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. ...Read more

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Hello, forgot if flu shot was administered 2 months ago so wonder if ok to get it again (2 months apart) this is for an 18yr old boy?

Hello, forgot if flu shot was administered 2 months ago so wonder if ok to get it again (2 months apart) this is for an 18yr old boy?

Won't hurt: it won,t hurt and won,t do any harm. In fact, a flu vaccine given in July might not be the best fit for the 2014-15 season I recommend, if your son qualifies, the nasal spray since it provides stronger protection than the shot. Best time to vaccinate is late Sept.- early Oct. Go to HealthMapFinder to find where to take him. REMEMBER! Your whole family needs annual flu vaccine! ...Read more

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Would it be bad for you to get two flu shots in a short amount of time?

Would it be bad for you to get two flu shots in a short amount of time?

Why will you do that: There is no need to get two flu shots, flu shots are given once a year from october on and you should get these every year to protect yourself against flu.Only exception was h1n1 flu vaccine which was needed few years ago.But if you get two shots by error there will be no harm done. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

It is the trivalent influenza vaccine which contains purified inactivated antigens against viral strains from a ...Read more