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Why don't you want to take the influenza vaccine?

Why don't you want to take the influenza vaccine?

I DO: People are often afraid of the mild side effects, such as fever and achiness. Also are worried about effectiveness. It is safe and effective enough to help protect ourselves and children and elderly around us. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Flushield (Definition)

FluShield is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more


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Is influenza vaccine made by human serum?

Is influenza vaccine made by human serum?

No: The virus strains are grown in chicken egg tissue , inactivated (killed) and placed into the vaccine. It is never passed through human serum at any point. ...Read more

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Is influenza vaccine safe if my son has had steven-johnsons syndrome?

Influenza vaccine: Yes it is safe, but talk to the pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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How old should my bAby be to inject influenzA vaccine?

How old should my bAby be to inject influenzA vaccine?

First Dose At 6 Mos: You asked "how old"...should your baby be to receive the "influenzaA vaccine"? The Influenza vaccine protects against A and B strains. Vaccination is recommended beginning at age 6 mos. Infants and children under 8 yrs will need a second dose one month later if this is the first time receiving a flu shot. Following this, one injection is required yearly. ...Read more

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What can I expect as side effects from influenza vaccine?

What can I expect as side effects from influenza vaccine?

Side effects: 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. ...Read more

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Is it better to reinforce the immunity against the coronavirus to take influenza vaccine?

Is it better to reinforce the immunity against the coronavirus to take influenza vaccine?

No: Coronoviruses and infuenza viruses are two different types of viruses so unfortunately immunity to one type does not give you protection from the other. In fact, there are many strains of each virus and immunity to one strain only gives limited to no protection for other strains of the same type of virus. Both types of virus attack your respiratory system. ...Read more

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A toddler who is 11 mmonths old, got an influenza vaccine that is reccomended for 36 months and older, is that dangerous for the 11mo. Old?

A toddler who is 11 mmonths old, got an influenza vaccine that is reccomended for 36 months and older, is that dangerous for the 11mo. Old?

No: The only difference between the vaccine for under 36 months and older children is the dose (0.25ml vs 0.5ml) and under 36 mo vaccine has no preservative, it is not uncommon to use them interchangeably, with the appropriate dose age adjustment. I wouldn't worry. You did the right thing in getting your baby vaccinated. Influenza in infants can be very serious. ...Read more

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My daughter got her first dose of the influenza vaccine 2 weeks ago and she needs the second will the first dose offer any kind of protection?

My daughter got her first dose of the influenza vaccine 2 weeks ago and she needs the second will the first dose offer any kind of protection?

Transient: It is common for kids under 6 to have 2 doses of flu vaccine the first year in an effort to generate a stronger antibody production. Some may have good response to the initial dose, but studies show many do not achieve expected levels of protection unless the 2nd dose is given. ...Read more

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I Frequently catch colds, will taking influenza vaccine be beneficial? If so, When and how frequently I should take the vaccine to prevent colds?

I Frequently catch colds, will taking influenza vaccine be beneficial? If so, When and how frequently I should take the vaccine to prevent colds?

May increase colds!: Influenza vaccine is purely to prevent influenza. It not only does nothing to reduce risk of colds but a recent well-conducted placebo-controlled study showed those who got flu vaccine had 4.4 times more non-influenza respiratory infections in the following 9 months! While those who got flu vaccine had slightly lower incidence of flu the diff. Was not significant!
See http://tinyurl.com/gqhfl95 ...Read more

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Is arm suppose to hurt after influenza vaccine?

Common Occurrence: All injectable vaccines work by stimulating your immune system. This stimulation can often result in some soreness and mild tenderness at the injection site for a few days. ...Read more

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What are some mild adverse effects of the influenza vaccine?

What are some mild adverse effects of the influenza vaccine?

Mild Adverse Effects: Side effects which are mostly minor like local swelling and soreness and redness, low grade fever, and not feeling good in few people for 48 to 72 hours, ...Read more

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My son is allergic to egg, can he have the influenza vaccine?

Maybe: If chick embryos are involved with its production, no.
Please consult your pediatrician. This is important. Ok? Good. ...Read more

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Has anyone in nursing home been allowed to refuse the influenza vaccine?

Yes: Residents should be able to refuse an influenza vaccine as consent is required. Although influenza vaccine should be strongly encouraged as the benefits outweight the risks. Influenza can blow through a nursing home causing serious and life-threatening illness; the more vaccinated, the better in order to reduce potential for spread. ...Read more

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My toddler recieved influenza vaccine in February this year booster in March. Does she need this years new influenza vaccine now?

My toddler recieved influenza vaccine in February this year booster in March. Does she need this years new influenza vaccine now?

Yes: The vaccine she received in February was formulated to cover the strains that were predicted/seen for the Winter 2013-2014 season. This Winter 2014-2015 may have different strains present thus a completely different vaccine is formulated so receiving the new influenza vaccine is recommended. ...Read more

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Does the seasonal influenza vaccine protect against h1n1?

Yes: The 2011-2012 seasonal influenza vaccine was designed to protect against influenza a h3n2, influenza b and the h1n1 strain of influenza. Each year, the vaccine is designed to protect against the three strains that are predicted to be the most common in the upcoming influenza season. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Influenza vaccine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Influenza vaccine allergy?

Allergy to flu shot: 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. Potential allergic rxn's could include hives, difficulty breathing, ...Read more

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Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Influenza vaccine: Influenza virus changes each year therefore every year new vaccines are made to cover the most likely circulating strains of the virus. ...Read more

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When is the recommended time/season to get influenza vaccine? Also, can one take the vaccine during a cold and/or fever?

When is the recommended time/season to get influenza vaccine? Also, can one take the vaccine during a cold and/or fever?

As soon as available: The flu vaccine will generally protect against 3-4 strains of flu.That protection is good for at least a year and likely several, but only against the strains included in the vaccine.The flu mutates often, and every year 5+ strains circle the globe, so effectiveness of a given shot varies year to year, but must be given yearly to keep up with mutated strains. It can be taken during a cold/fever. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give influenza vaccine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give influenza vaccine during pregnancy?

Yes: Yes it is safe for the mother and for the baby, in the absence of major egg allergy. In fact pregnant women should get the vaccine to protect both mother and child. ...Read more

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If it possible to have the nasal influenza vaccine without sneezing?

Yes: Sneezing is not a required reaction to the vaccine. I, myself, receive this vaccine every year (I am an admitted needle weenie) and have never sneezed after receiving it. ...Read more

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Which vaccines are suitable for liver transplanted people? Especially influenza vaccine

Which vaccines are suitable for liver transplanted people? Especially influenza vaccine

Liver transplant: Solid-organ transplant recipients benefit from consistent immunization practices. Recommended vaccines include pneumovax, hepatitis A and B, influenza, and tetanus-diphtheria. Specific contraindications exist for other vaccines, such as yellow fever, oral polio vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guerin, and vaccinia. Clin Microbiol Rev. Jul 2003; 16(3): 357–364. ...Read more

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My son 7mnths had 2nd dose of influenza vaccine 2 weeks bck. Now m noticing brown medium-sized spot on thigh.no swelling.should I be worried?

My son 7mnths had 2nd dose of influenza vaccine 2 weeks bck. Now m noticing brown medium-sized spot on thigh.no swelling.should I be worried?

Usually not: One usually does not need to worry if there is only a colored spot where a vaccine shot was given. The color may be from blood cells in the area of the shot. Because the needle pokes through things, there is a tiny amount of bleeding from the things that got poked through. Those blood cells leak out of tiny vessels, but the coloring should go away over a few weeks. ...Read more

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I've been having nosebleeds; 1 a day, for the past 4-5 days. The last 1 was severe. Recently had a typhoid & influenza vaccine, is this related?

I've been having nosebleeds; 1 a day, for the past 4-5 days. The last 1 was severe. Recently had a typhoid & influenza vaccine, is this related?

Nose bleed: Most nose bleeds can be attributed to severe dryness of the nasal mucosa causing capillaries to break. This dryness can be caused by allergies. I do not think there is a relationship between the vaccines and nose bleed. Over the counter nasal mists can help in preventing further nose bleeds. If continues seek consultation with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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