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Can You Still Get The Flu Shot If Your Sick
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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Unlikely.: The strain really has not changed enough to evade immune response from people who have had it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Think what you will: I believe in it and got it in september when it came in, just like I do every year. There has already been 4 flu deaths in texas this year from flu, and it looks to be a bad season.The vaccine haters spread lots of rumors, but to me the flu is real and deadly, the vaccine is safe. ...Read more
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
Can you get pregnant if you have unprotected sex the day you're supposed to get your Depo-Provera shot, but you don't get it until the following week?
Depoprovera: If you were already on Depoprovera before then there should be no interruption in the contraceptive effects. Most studies show the next Depo can be given up to 2 weeks late without decreasing its effects. Next time just get it on time though or consider switching to an easier method such as an IUD or Nexplanon ...Read more
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
Can you still get the flu even if u had flu shot? Hole house is sick and kids had it and not as sick and no high fever like me and hubby 102
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 3-4 most common strains to be included in the vaccine.Air travel can bring any strain to your local ; if exposed to a non- vaccine strain, u may get it.Ofc test can confirm it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having flu like symptoms, stuffed , runny nose, headaches , and fatigue. Should i still get the flu shot or is it to late?
Sorry, too late: The influenza vaccine that helps prevent influenza a and b takes about 10-14 days to become effective as it must stimulate the immune system to make protective antibodies. If current symptoms are not influenza, it is still a good idea to be vaccinated. A nasal swab can tell if you have influenza. An antiviral medication is available to treat influenza if given within 48 hours of symptoms. ...Read more
Yes & no: If they all have the flu you have likely been exposed enough to get that strain. It takes 2-3 weeks for the shot to stimulate enough protection to stop a flu. You can still get the shot, which could protect you from other strains later on. If any of them have flu your best defense is antiviral meds. (Tamiflu can help you stop or make it less intense) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get flu vaccine now: Influenza activity is predicted to increase in the next couple of months, so getting the vaccine now will still be beneficial. This year has been a bit unusual, as influenza cases have been more prevalent, earlier than usual. We expect early 2013 to bring even more influenza activity. It's never to late to vaccinate. I had a teen with influenza a in july! he exposed an entire football camp. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I've already had the flu this season. Should i still get a flu shot anyway? If i've already had the flu, should I get the flu shot too? Is there a chance i might get it again if i don't have the shot?
The : The flu vaccine is different each year. A great deal of research goes into determing what viruses are likely to be a problem each year. So you could develop one type of viral infection (including influenza), but it may not be the same strain of influenza that you would be vaccinated against. So, yes, it can be helpful. ...Read more
Hi I'm asking this for my mom my mom got the flu shot Can someone who had a flu shot still get the flu.?
Every year I go get the flu shot. However I always get high fever for 2 days afterwards and it interferes with work. Is it still worth it to get?
Are there symptoms of the flu 48 hrs before you get the flu? If there are then what are they? I got my flu shot yesterday but my cousin was very sick
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
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
Reality: The flu virus is well known for mutating frequently which makes prior vaccines less helpful.There are also 4-6+ strains circulating the globe at any point and air travel spreads them easily.Each year they pick the top 3-4 strains (by frequency) & put them into the shot. More would weaken strength for individual strains. If you get the shot every year (I do) you increase your chances for it to work ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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