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Flu Shot 2 3 Years Ago
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
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
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?
I am a cancer survivor with no spleen so I get my flu shot every year past three or four years I have been feeling sick afterwards is this a concern?
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
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 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
If my baby was really fussy after the last year’s flu shot, is it okay for him to have one this year?
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
Yes: Yes, that is correct.Get a more detailed answer ›
3 influenza strains.: If you're asking about which strains, it contains the following 3 influenza strains for the 2011/2012 season: •a/california/7/2009 (h1n1)-like (same strain as was used for 2009 h1n1 monovalent vaccines) •a/perth/16/2009 (h3n2)-like •b/brisbane/60/2008-like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A flu shot is not a series of shots; each year is a separate and different vaccine. The flu vaccine for a particular year is only designed to protect against the 2-4 strains determined to be harmful for that year. The next year would likely be different strains and thus a different vaccine. Vaccination is important to prevent your flu and to prevent you from spreading the flu to others. ...Read more
I had Gillian Barret 2 years ago and dr. won't give me a flu shot. Wouldn't the shot be better than the risk of getting the flu?
Guillain Barre: Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a disorder where a patient’s immune system goes haywire and attacks the peripheral nervous system. GBS can be triggered by vaccinations such as the influenza vaccine, tetanus shot, Hepatitis B vaccine, the Menactra® (MCV4) vaccine, the Gardasil® vaccine, and other vaccinations. ...Read more
U a gambler?: Preventive care, whether its a regular checkup or a flu shot is a simple bet. You decide not to risk a poorly timed bad illness/condition/flu by seeking vaccine or early detection at your convenience. I don't know ? U live but flu was bad here last year & at any one time several strains are circling the globe thanks to asymptomatic carriers & international flights.Skip if u want, i get one yearly. ...Read more