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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Fluvirin (Overview)

Fluvirin is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
24 doctors shared insights

Fluvirin (Overview)

Fluvirin is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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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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What is the definition or description of: Fluvirin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fluvirin allergy?

Fluvirin allergy: Fluvirin = Influenza Virus Vaccine. Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substance that are harmless to most. Reactions may be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/fluvirin-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Heard the flu vaccine fluvirin is not approved for use with small children?

Heard the flu vaccine fluvirin is not approved for use with small children?

Yes: This weakened virus vaccine actually uses a low grade lung inflammation to enter the circulation and begin triggering an antibody response. In younger kids, people with asthma & a few others, the risk of triggering a bronchitis or asthma attack makes it unsuitable for these populations.It is also never given when other live virus vaccines are avoided. ...Read more

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I just got a Fluvirin influenza shot and I am stinging and itching in my arms and face. Is this a reaction and will it go away?

I just got a Fluvirin influenza shot and I am stinging and itching in my arms and face. Is this a reaction and will it go away?

Yes and yes, however: Yes, this is likely an adverse reaction to the vaccine. While itching and redness near the injection site is common, reactions in distant areas like your face are signs of a systemic allergic reaction. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Vit. C. Based on this reaction I advise you to not get flu shots in the future, esp. since they have minimal benefits. See http://tinyurl.com/py6xtc8 & http://tinyurl.com/qcbvvoa ...Read more

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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

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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?

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 different 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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