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Can you get the flu after getting the flu shot in janurary. I had flu symptoms like normal but they stopped a few days later.

Can you get the flu after getting the flu shot in janurary. I had flu symptoms like normal but they stopped a few days later.

Influenza: The vaccine is not 100% effective, even when you are encountering the same strain contained in it. Flu-like symptoms may not be due to influenza, but to one of several other viruses. So your answer is yes. You can get both influenza and influenza look-a-likes after receiving the vaccine. You can also get a modulated illness with the strain contained in the vaccine. ...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 should you get the flu shot this year?

When should you get the flu shot this year?

As soon as available: The seasonal flu vaccine will be effective within 2 weeks of administration & last all season regardless of when obtained.My office crew & i got ours in early august. ...Read more

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Why should you get the flu shot every year?

Why should you get the flu shot every year?

Different flu virus: It is a different strain of flu each year so the formulation is different each year and there are a lot af flu strains. ...Read more

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Need to know do you get the flu from the flu shot?

Need to know do you get the flu from the flu shot?

Not from injection: The injected flu vaccine is a killed derivative of flu germs. You cannot get flu from dead viruses.The nasal spray is a weakened flu germ & rarely someone can have a flu like process with that weakened material. ...Read more

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If you get the flu shot, what is the chance that you will get the flu?

Depends on strain: At any given time there are possibly as many as 6-7 strains of flu circulating in different parts of the world. The flu vaccine that is developed every year relies on international surveillance to select the 3 most common strains to be included in the vaccine. More than 3 diminishes the effectiveness.Air travel can bring any strain to your local & if exposed to a non- vaccine strain, u may get it. ...Read more

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Can you still get the flu after having a flu shot?

Yes: There are many strains of flu circulating around the world at one time but to this point only three strains can be included in the vaccine. As long as there is international air travel, you can be exposed to a strain not in the vaccine, & get the flu because you are not protected. ...Read more

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Should everyone get the flu shot?

Should everyone get the flu shot?

Just about: everyone. It is not for infants younger than 6 months of age. "People who have experienced a severe (life threatening) allergy to a prior dose of an seasonal influenza vaccine" should not get the flu shot per the CDC. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu from the flu shot?

No: No. The flu shot does not always work so you may end up getting the flu despite getting the vaccine. Also the flu shot does not prevent you from getting a really bad cold. But the flu shot does help reduce your chances of getting the flu which at best is a miserable illness to have and at worst can result in hospitalization or death. ...Read more

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Why should I get the flu shot this winter?

To avoid illness: During the season the flu affects a large volume of the population & causes upwards of 30 + deaths/yr in the us alone. The vaccine must change on a regular basis to keep up with mutations/variations in the flu strains that prevent prior illness from making you immune. The vaccine is effective in preventing the strains in the vaccine but may not cover every strain around. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i get the flu shot this year?

Is it okay that i get the flu shot this year?

I did: I did, as I do every year, and have lived to tell you about it. So have millions of others. I ask is it ok to ride the subway (bart) in the winter with people coughing at you? If you live in a bubble you might not care to get one. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu from a flu shot?

No: The flu shot is a killed vaccine. There is nothing live in it to cause the flu. You may experience temporary discomfort (muscle ache, redness, etc) for a few days afterwards, but this can happen with any vaccine. Flu shots are recommended for anyone over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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If i get a flu shot , do I get the flu ?

If i get a flu shot , do I get the flu ?

No and maybe: You do not get influenza from the vaccine although a bit of fever and achiness can occur. You can still get the flu naturally but the disease tends to be much milder and your risk of infection is lower. ...Read more

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Can I get the flu shot while on isotrentinoin?

Can I get the flu shot while on isotrentinoin?

Yes: Keep close contact with your prescribing physician and ask all your questions. Since you must be seen every month while taking this, you should have ample opportunity to review every single detail. ...Read more

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Who should get the flu shot over 30?

Who should get the flu shot over 30?

Adults: 1 medically compromised people 2 health and dental providers 3 adults ( more important as you get older) 4 day care providers 5. All adults not allergic to the vaccine. Pharmacies are now offering flu shots. The flu shot typically is formulated to prevent the most serious strain of the flu that the health profession is expecting this year. ...Read more

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Should my baby get the flu shot every year?

Should my baby get the flu shot every year?

YES: The flu vaccine is an important part of the preventive care for children as well as adults. The younger the child (infants) the more serious influenza can be. If everyone were to get vaccinated for the flu there would be less influenza illnesses and deaths. ...Read more

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I get vary sick when I get the flu shot should I still get it?

Yes: people who report illness after the flu most likely are experiencing their immune system revving up in response to the vaccine. Low grade fever aches, etc are not uncommon. It is NOT the flu, flu is an entirely different animal. High fever, severe aches and pains where it hurts to move, cough and other respiratory symptoms that can last weeks. It is a misery that is best avoided. ...Read more

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How horrible would things have been if I didn't get the flu shot?

Influenza: can cause you to feel tremendously ill. Every year - there are people who have increased risk who die from the flu. I think that Flu shots are one of the best things around ! ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Influenza (Definition)

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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