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Is it abnormal for my 3 year old to develop hives around the injection site of a flu vaccine? They didn't show up until the next day.

Is it abnormal for my 3 year old to develop hives around the injection site of a flu vaccine? They didn't show up until the next day.

Injection site Rx: An injection site reaction is the appearance of skin changes and irritation at the location of an injection. Such reactions can be especially common with some types of drugs and in other cases might be the result of allergies or sensitivities. Some can be dangerous. If a patient notices skin changes, it is important to contact a doctor or nurse to discuss them.

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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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How long after a set of triacinolone injections (total 160 mg) will a flu vaccine evoke normal antibody production response?

How long after a set of triacinolone injections (total 160 mg) will a flu vaccine evoke normal antibody production response?

No effect on Ab: High dose steroids for >2 wks may reduce cell-mediated immunity, but do not lower antibody production (humoral immunity). Effectiveness of the vaccine may be reduced if given at same time as the steroid injections, but is ok if after the injections stop. Usually best to take the vaccine to get whatever benefit is possible. Only exception don't give if severe immunosuppression for any reason.

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What foriegn countries supply flu vaccine for the usa?

What foriegn countries supply flu vaccine for the usa?

Several!: According to their package info, Fluzone and FluMist are made in the US. Fluvirin is made in the UK, Flulaval in Canada, Fluarix in Germany, and Afluria in Australia.

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How does the flu vaccine work?

How does the flu vaccine work?

Antibodies: It is recognized as foreign by the human body and antibodies are made against it which later attack the flu virus itself if contracted and help the immune system fight back.

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Does Seasonal flu vaccine safe?

Does Seasonal flu vaccine safe?

GET YOUR FLU SHOT: Influenza can make you very sick! Ask your doctor for a quadrivalent vaccine and make sure it is preservative free. The other option is Flumist, it is a nasal spray and no needles! So If you doctor recommends it I would get it:)

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Does flu vaccine cause stff neck?

Does flu vaccine cause stff neck?

Very unlikely: Stiff neck is not among the common reactions from flu vaccine.

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How expensive is the flu vaccine?

How expensive is the flu vaccine?

Varies by Location: If you have insurance it is covered by most insurance without any copay and is available at most drug stores like CVS/WALGREN and others. Also available at your doctor' office If you have no insurance it may cost you approx. 25 to 30 dollars in NJ. Price may vary in other states

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What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

SIDE EFFECTS: I agree with my other colleagues who have answered this question. I would just like to add that there is a facet to vaccinations that one might want to educate themselves on and that is the topic of adjuvants and preservatives. The space here is too short to discuss this. I recommend going to websites like www. Mercola. Com and www. Russellblaylockmd. Com.

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So can any flu vaccine cause low hemoglobin?

So can any flu vaccine cause low hemoglobin?

No: flu vaccine isn't a known cause for low hemoglobin

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Does insurance usually cover the flu vaccine?

Yes it does: Most insurance cover Flu vaccine without any copay and one can even get it at your neighborhood drug store or at your doctor's office

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What are the negatives of getting a flu vaccine?

What are the negatives of getting a flu vaccine?

Flu shots are GOOD.: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare.

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What are the proven advantages of the flu vaccine?

What are the proven advantages of the flu vaccine?

Agree w Dr. Lahage: If you have ever had influenza - you would probably want to avoid going through that suffering again. If you have influenza and pass it on to another - the illness could cause significant morbidity or even death.

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How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

Depends on...: Whether your baby has received flu vaccine in previous years. It's 2 doses a month apart for the 1st year that a child under 9 years old gets flu vaccine. Every year after that is 1 dose per year. Children 9 years and older are always 1 dose per year. Children 24 months and older may have the nasal mist instead of the injection, as long as they don't have asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.

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I'm taking buserlin can I have my flu vaccine still?

Flu shot likely ok: Buserelin is a medication that is a chemical which alters the secretion of certain hormones from the pituitary gland. Getting a flu shot should be fine. If one is interested in getting a FluMist nasal live-virus flu vaccine, he should ask the doctor prescribing the buserelin whether or not the nasal vaccine would change the absorption of buserelin nasal spray.

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Which medicine can you take after receiving the flu vaccine?

Which medicine can you take after receiving the flu vaccine?

Any med: I am not sure what you mean. You should be able to take any of your regular meds.

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What is different about the flu vaccine from one year to the next?

What is different about the flu vaccine from one year to the next?

Depends: Each year the mixture of the flu strains used for the vaccine is different so you have to be vaccinated each year. This is more information from the cdc. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/protect/vaccine/qa_intradermal-vaccine. Htm.

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Can you tell me what is the name of the new egg free flu vaccine?

Flucelvax ; Flublok: Both are approved for use in adults age 18 and over. Flublok is currently approved for adults 18-49 years old.

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Is it going to be mandatory that everyone be given the flu vaccine?

Not likely: Vaccinations are not mandatory and except in a national emergency, government is not likely to mandate vaccination.

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