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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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Can i get my 7 month old baby the swine flu shot ?

Can i get my 7 month old baby the swine flu shot ?

Yes: It is part of the current flu shot. There is a special formulation for kids under 3yo and 2 doses a month apart provide the best protection the first year the shot is given. ...Read more

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Can a person get the swine flu shot and not get the regular the seasonal flu shot?

Can a person get the swine flu shot  and not get the regular the seasonal flu shot?

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

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I have never had a flu shot in my life and when I was 11 or 12 I got the swine flu is it possible to get it again ?

I have never had a flu shot in my life and when I was 11 or 12 I got the swine flu is it possible to get it again ?

Yes: The "flu" you had when you were 11 or 12 may not have been the swine flu but some other flu looking like swine flu. Call your family physician and set up a flu shot when the season is appropriate in your part of Texas. Flu shots are safe & effective & good insurance for not becoming ill. ...Read more

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Is 98 nomal i got the flu shot but i got a cold do I have the swine flu because of the shot i think cold sytoms but why is it normal to get sick?

Is 98 nomal i got the flu shot but i got a cold do I have the swine flu because of the shot i think cold sytoms but why is it normal to get sick?

Symptoms: Sometimes you get the same symptoms as the actual diseaea with vaccination , sometimes you get infected with a different strain of virus than the one in the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

H1N1 vaccine (swine): The most recent (last 2 yrs) have had the h1n1 strain as part of the regular flu shot in the us. There would be no benefit in seeking out older single strain h1n1. ...Read more

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I would like multiple opinions for this question. Do you trust the swine flu shot? I got swine flu and it was not fun!

I would like multiple opinions for this question. Do you trust the swine flu shot? I got swine flu and it was not fun!

Yearly flu shot: We recommend annual influenza vaccines for everyone six months of age and older. Influenza is never fun, and can be quite serious or deadly. The flu strains circulating change every year and the vaccines also change according to what's been circulating. So please get vaccinated every year! ...Read more

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What is swine flu? What is the incubation period for swine flu, how contagious is it and how beneficial and effective is the h1n1 flu shot?

What is swine flu? What is the incubation period for swine flu, how contagious is it and how beneficial and effective is the h1n1 flu shot?

Swine flu revisited: Swine flu is one of the flu variants that has developed over the last 5-10 years. It just as contagious as the regular flu.As a matter of fact it is a component of this years flu shot and we considerate to be about 85percent effective. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if the h1n1 (swine flu) vaccine is the only flu shot available now?

Can someone tell me if the h1n1 (swine flu) vaccine is the only flu shot available now?

Confusing question: The h1n1 is one of three or four strains in the flu vaccine prepared for the 2013-2014 season. It is also the predominant strain responsible for most serious cases of flu this year. The single strain h1n1 flu vaccine was only produces during the 2009 season when the strain emerged in the preseason(april) but was not in the regular vaccine produced that year. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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