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Flu Shot 1 2 Years Ago
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
My one year old daughter has had a fever for two days..Shes getting her eye teeth, shes had the flu shot....What could this be coming from?
It's not the teeth: Teething does not cause fever, despite a lot of old wives tales that it does. There are many things which cause fever, the most common being infections. But can also be a common reaction to many vaccines, usually in the first day or two after getting them. If there are more worrying signs such as not acting like herself you should consult your health care practitioner. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If my baby was really fussy after the last year’s flu shot, is it okay for him to have one this year?
I am 65 years old and i just received my flu shot! two days later, i removed my band-aid and i noticed a medium sizedrash. Why could it have happened?
Bandaid rash!: Please remove your bandaid sooner to avoid this rash. The bandaid should be removed in the car as you leave the doctor's office unless you have a bleeding disorder. Trapped moisture and the adhesive in the band-aid often cause this reaction. If it doesn't resolve in 2-3 days, consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had pneumonia four times the last two times were within last two years. I'm getting a flu shot this year do I need a pneumonia immunization too?
A chronic sinus and lung infection has just resolved itself after two years through breathing exercises. How long do I wait before taking the flu shot?
Ask your doctor: Normally this should not be a problem and you are more a t risk if you don't get it. ...Read more
Flu protection: 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
If I get a flu shot this year will I need to continue getting one each year going forward? Wondering if my body will get reliant on this.
No....: Nothing like that. Each year the flu virus mutates.....the manufacturers of vaccine provide a guess work formula each year for the on coming season. It failed completely last year.....80% failure. Body will not be reliant on this......with a healthy life style some preventive steps you will be ok. This a scare tactis by the industry.... ...Read more
Almost surely: Unless there is a reaction at the site of the vaccination this should not create any serious problems. ...Read more
If one get mild fever aches after flu shot, is it because of bad immune system or on the contrary? Is there greater risk of symptom at next year shot?
Can flu shot weaken your immune system to where you can catch sinus infections ? My wife thinks that she want me to try just one year to go without
Urban myth!: Influenza immunization has no effect on the immue system, except to help make the recipient immune to flu. It doesn't cause a minor case of influenza, fever, or anything like that; and it doesn't raise the chance of sinusitis or anything else. It is irresponsible to not get vaccinated against flu on account of such things. OTOH, we're almost at the end of flu season, so it may be too late to help. ...Read more
My daughter is 2-1/2 years old she is very healthy kid ,her pediatrist dosent recommended flu shot for her ,tell me please is flu shot for every kid ?
Yes: Every child 6 months and older should get a flu shot to help prevent influenza. Complications of influenza include ear infections, sinusitis, wheezing, pneumonia, hospitalization, and yes, even death. If a parent can decrease the chances of those complications by one or two little shots, the shots would be a good idea. Kids who have contact with many other kids will have more chances to catch flu. ...Read more
If i had a bad reaction to the flu shot in the past, will i likely get that reaction 2 years later?
Flu shot reaction: Msot liely not. Beter to be protected than to get sick with it, which can be worse. ...Read more