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Flu Shot 3 4 Years Ago
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?
Alternative: There is an intradermal flu vaccine which is likely less troublesome for you. What you do need most is pneumococcal vaccine -both the 23 and 13-strains due to the absence of a spleen. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I received a flu shot 3 years ago and within 15 minutes i started feeling week, dizzy and my blood pressure increased. It is safe to get another?
I would: It is common for someone to get such a response with an inoculation & not considered an allergic response. What you describe is classic for a vaso-vagal event = a near fainting. ...Read moreGet help now ›
1 season: The influenza vaccine is only effective for one season (winter months). They alter the vaccine each year to try and cover the most likely strains of the virus. You need to get it every September / October! ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Can there be sonwthing wrong with me I got a flu shot three mknths ago and havr been sick like 5 times sin, e then with fever runny nose and cough ?
Yes: Yes, there can be something wrong, but i would be very careful about blaming it on the flu shot. You may have many underlying issues that need to be examined as to the cause for your recurring and prolonged illnesses. Go see your pcp and get a thorough exam and any treatment needed. Is your lifestyle good? Good sleep, nurtrition, diet, exercise, stress freedom, vitamins, exposures? ...Read moreGet help now ›
I just got a flu shot three days ago and the injection site is swollen hot itchy and sore is this normal?
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Been feeling bad since flu shot. Now I have pneumonia and asthma (new). Been to dr. 3 times and not any better. Female, 56 years old. Feeling depressed and fatiqued.
Doubt flu shot: It is highly doubtful that the flu shot has caused your pneumonia or asthma. You need to look for the exposure source including the possibility of water damage at your home. Have you seen an allergist yet? If not, you should. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Yes: Yes, that is correct. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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