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Can you get a flu shot if you have a cold?

Can you get a flu shot if you have a cold?

Yes: But we usually delay if associated with substantial fever. Hope your cold is better. ...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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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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Can you still get flu even if you've had a flu jab?

Can you still get flu even if you've had a flu jab?

Yup.: Yes, you can get influenza even if you have had the flu shot. It will generally be a milder case. Other possibilities: it may be that you have contracted a different viral infection - there are many out there! the other possibility is that the flu shot prepared isn't a perfect match to the strain of flu we are seeing. My understanding is that this year's flu shot is spot on. Wash your hands. Lg. ...Read more

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If you've had the flu, should you still get the flu vaccine?

If you've had the flu, should you still get the flu vaccine?

Yes.: Every flu season, there are at least 2 or 3 strains going around at different times. Flu vaccine can prevent you from getting the strain you haven't had yet. ...Read more

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if you have a common cold or after the common cold is gone can you still get a flu shot and what happens if you get a fully shot when you had a cold?

 if you have a common cold or after the common cold is gone can you still get a flu shot and what happens if you get a fully shot when you had a cold?

OK to be vaccinated: Congratulations on your plan to get the flu vaccine. In theory, having an active infection might reduce the effectiveness of any vaccine. But it's actually a very rare problem, if it occurs at all. Even though people are often advised to delay influenza immunization if they have a cold, there's really no need. The vaccine will work fine and no harm will come. Go ahead and do it whenever you wish. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis if you have had the vaccines?

Can you get hepatitis if you have had the vaccines?

Yes: The vaccines offer you the best available protection against the specific form of hepatitis they are for. However, there are many forms of hepatitis for which there are no vaccines and these may occur in anyone.An example is the toxic effect of an overdose of Acetaminophen or a variety of chemicals. Illnesses like mono and mumps also often have a mild hepatitis. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a (second) vaccine shot of measles if you already had measles?

Do you need to get a (second) vaccine shot of measles if you already had measles?

MMR: If you already had measles, you created natural immunity for life. There is no need to get a measles vaccine. ...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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Can you get the flu even though you had gotten the vaccine?

Can you get the flu even though you had gotten the vaccine?

Yes: Not everybody develops an adequate immune response to the vaccine, you may be infected with a different strain of virus than the one contained in the vaccine, or you may have an influenzal-like illness which is unrelated to the virus. ...Read more

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Can you drink when you have a tetanus shot?

Can you drink when you have a tetanus shot?

Yes: Intake of alcohol will have no effect on the success of a tetanus shot.Intake the day before will be out of your system, but even consumption on the day of the vaccine would not effect it. ...Read more

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Can you have pneumonia even if you don't have the coughs?

Can you have pneumonia even if you don't have the coughs?

Yes: "walking pneumonia" is an indolent, more subtle form of pneumonia that can occur. It can cause some mild cough, fever, and fatigue, but it doesn't present with terrible cough on occasion. A chest x-ray would reveal the pneumonia, and specific antibiotics are designed to treat the bacteria commonly associated with that type of pneumonia. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take flu shot and have an ear infection?

What will happen if you take flu shot and have an ear infection?

Nothing bad: The flu shot does not require that you be perfectly healthy to do what it needs to build protection. ...Read more

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Should you get the shingles vaccine if you have ms?

Should you get the shingles vaccine if you have ms?

Absolutely: Shingles can be especially problematic for people with altered immune systems, of which ms is one. Talk to your doctor if you have been recently on steroids as to the timing, but ok to do if on immune-modulator meds like copaxone, (glatiramer) etc. A case of shingles could be devastating to someone with ms. ...Read more

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Can you get the measles if you have had the mmrv vaccine?

Can you get the measles if you have had the mmrv vaccine?

Yes.: One dose of mmrv is 95% effective, and 2 doses is almost 99% effective. That's very good, but it's not 100%; so it is possible (though very unlikely) to still get measles even after immunization. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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