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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

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 you actually get sick after a flu shot?

Can you actually get sick after a flu shot?

Side effects: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...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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How can a flu shot protect you from getting the flu?

Antibodies: The vaccine allow the production of antibodies ( the good guys) in you that help to fight off the flu virus. ...Read more

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If you had a flu shot can you still get the flu?

If you had a flu shot can you still get the flu?

That is possible.: However if you have been vaccinated ; get influenza it is likely to be much milder then it would had you not gotten the shot. ...Read more

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How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

Anytime: The tetanus and flu shots can be given any time in relation to each other. ...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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Can a child vomit after getting the flu vaccine shot?

Can a child vomit after getting the flu vaccine shot?

Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility . It is more likely to be associated with the vaccine reaction if it occurs right after or within 24 hours in my experience. Some people experience fever, fatigue, irritability, or just not feeling well after vaccines. ...Read more

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Can you get sick with the flu shot?

Can you get sick with the flu shot?

Not with the flu: You may experience flu-like symptoms while your body's immune system is responding to the vaccine challenge, but the vaccines usually are a killed virus (there is a weakened live virus form available to healthy persons between 2-49 y/o). ...Read more

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Can you get chicken pox after getting the shot?

Can you get chicken pox after getting the shot?

Vaccine rash/risk: There are a small percentage of people that will break out in an atypical rash a week or two after receiving the weakened varicella virus injection. This is not true wild chickenpox but a "chickenpox lite" since it is a weakened virus.There will be fewer blisters.An estimated 10-15 % kids with a single dose remain at risk of cpx while a booster done later drops that to <5%. ...Read more

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How can a flu shot prevent one from getting the flu?

How can a flu shot prevent one from getting the flu?

Flu shot: Flu shots like other vaccines expose your body to either a partially killed or killed virus which triggers your immune system to make antibodies to it. If you get exposed to the virus later, your body is prepared and can rapidly mount an attack against it either preventing you from getting sick or greatly reducing the severity of the illness. ...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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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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Can i still get sick with the flu shot?

Can i still get sick with the flu shot?

Confusing question: Not all strains of flu make it into the vaccine so some may get a flu from one of these other strains even if they got a "flu" shot early on. You can also have a mild to moderate systemic reaction to the vaccine if you are allergic to eggs or any other component in the vaccine. Last but not least, you can get ill from something unrelated to the flu shot that you were incubating when you got it. ...Read more

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Can you still get pneumonia even after getting the vaccine?

Can you still get pneumonia even after getting the vaccine?

Yes: The Pneumovax only lowers the risk to a particular organism causing pneumonia ( that is strep pneumonia) you can still get infected with other germs and even variants to the strep germ. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from getting a vaccine?

Can you get sick from getting a vaccine?

Sometimes Yes But: Sometimes you can get a reaction from the vaccine like Rarely acute Allergic reaction Pain and swelling at the site of injection Low grade fever Body Aches And others rarely like rashes But these are rare instances Most of the time there is no reaction and there is no Sickness ...Read more

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How can I protect myself from the flu without getting a flu shot?

How can I protect myself from the flu without getting a flu shot?

Dont come in contact: Only way you can protect yourself from flu without flu vaccine is have no contact with anybody who has flu.That means you don't go to work, dont ride on public transportation, dont fly and basically quarantine yourself from all known or not known people who may or may not have flu.If you are not immune sooner or later it will catch up with you if you get exposed be ready to nurse your influenza. ...Read more

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Will the seasonal flu protect me from swine flu if I get the shot AFTER exposure to he virus?

Yes and no: Yes, it can be of value if your exposure did not give you the flu, since later exposures or different flu strains would be less worrisome. However, it takes about 2 wks for the vaccine to generate enough of an immune response to prevent it.So if you wait until after exposed, it wouldn't stop the progression to illness from that exposure. ...Read more

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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