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How long after receiving a tetanus shot is it safe to receive a flu shot?

How long after receiving a tetanus shot is it safe to receive a flu shot?

The Next Day: Unless there is a live attenuated vaccine involved, they can be given very close together. Custom has generally seperated them by 1 month (for no reason). ...Read more

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 should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines. They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated. ...Read more

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After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days. There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more

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I got a flu shot and a tetanus shot today. Is it normal to feel unwell?

I got a flu shot and a tetanus shot today. Is it normal to feel unwell?

Mgt: MD fever and muscle aches are common side effects, but should not be prolonged. ...Read more

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How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

Anytime: The tetanus and flu shots can be given any time in relation to each other. ...Read more

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I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and I don't feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?

I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and I don't feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?

Recovery: Well, you've asked your immune system to 'multi-task' - processing 2 vaccines at one time, that cover for multiple diseases (several strains of flu, several different diseases- diphtheria, ? pertussis with the tetanus shot). It's completely NORMAL to feel this way. Kind of like going to the gym and working out - you definitely feel it. I expect you'll recover fine. Sleep, chicken soup, rest, etc. ...Read more

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How soon after a tetanus shot is it safe to get a flu vaccine?

How soon after a tetanus shot is it safe to get a flu vaccine?

Right away: The tetanus vaccine and influenza vaccine are not live vaccines and should, therefore not interfere with your immune systems' response to each individual vaccine. ...Read more

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Could a tetanus vaccination hurt more than a flu shot?

Could a tetanus vaccination hurt more than a flu shot?

Vaccines: It can hurt more, but it should go away in a couple of days. If the pain is really bothering you, you can try an over the counter analgesic like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Lupus patients and h1n1 flu shot- is it safe?

Lupus patients and h1n1 flu shot- is it safe?

Absolutely: Due to your autoimmune disease, you are an absolute perfect patient to receive the vaccination. Make sure you get the flu shot not the nasal mist. ...Read more

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As someone who has had guillain barre, is it safe to receive the flu shot? I'm going through to be a nurse and they say I need it.

As someone who has had guillain barre, is it safe to receive the flu shot? I'm going through to be a nurse and they say I need it.

Do NOT be concerned: There is a lot of hype regarding a relationship between swine flu vaccines and resultant guillain-barre syndrome, and was finally settled with a superb study published in nejm about 15-20 yrs ago, showing that flu shots have no relationship to development of guillain-barre, which in fact, can be a consequence of influenza a infection. Get your injection and ignore the "noise". ...Read more

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How is this flu shot safer in reguards to gbs compared to issues in the 70' s?

How is this flu shot safer in reguards to gbs compared to issues in the 70' s?

Flu vaccine and GBS: Gbs is rare. Medical events occur regardless of vaccination, and background rates are used to assess vaccine safety by comparing the expected rate of disease or death to the actual or observed rate in any given timeframe. The background rate for gbs in the U.S. Is about 80 to 160 cases of gbs each week, regardless of vaccination. ...Read more

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I am curious what is the side affects of the 2016-2017 flu shot and how long should I wait to get my flu shot.?

I am curious what is the side affects of the 2016-2017 flu shot and how long should I wait to get my flu shot.?

No different 2015: Overall no difference in side effects from last year
right now would be a good time to get flu shot as it take few weeks to get immunity and full benefit ...Read more

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How long do you think is a flu shot good for?

Define "good": The flu strains mutate often & each year the predominant strains change. The flu vaccine is developed yearly using 3 strains that are circulating & already causing "flu" in so many places that a they are expected to continue. The vaccine stimulate production of antibodies to the included strains that last for years. But the flu mutates so often, last years vaccine is unlikely to stop this years flu. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant women to get a flu shot?

Definitely!: The vaccine will not ham your unbor child. However if you get the flue, you can becaome dehydrated or develope pneumonia which can indeed harm the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

Influenza Vaccine: It is recommended that pregnant women receive influenza vaccine. ...Read more

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How safe is a flu shot?

How safe is a flu shot?

Very!!: Although side effects can occur, such as fever, soreness, occasional achiness, and theoretically very rare more serious problems, it is much safer than being infected with the potential side effects of the infection, up to and including death! Immunize, immunize, immunize. ...Read more

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Long does a flu shot last usually?

Long does a flu shot last usually?

A year: Good question. The influenza virus mutates rapidly so each year's vaccine varies as each year's vaccine is based on the most prevalent flu strains from the last flu season. The actual immunity derived from a given flu shot probably lasts more than one year, but it is important to get a new shot each year, due to the changes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get more than one flu shot per year?

Is it safe to get more than one flu shot per year?

Safe: Children 6 months through 8 years of age receiving the flu vaccine for the first time get two doses, a month apart. In adults, it's unnecessary, but safe. I myself have had an extra flu shot by mistake one year with no ill effects. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is the flu shot effective?

I'm curious as to how long is the flu shot effective?

Define effective: The flu strains mutate often. Each year the predominant strains change. The flu vaccine is developed yearly using 3 strains that are circulating and already causing flu in so many places that a they are expected to continue. The vaccine stimulate production of antibodies to the included strains that last for years. However, the flu mutates so often, the benefit can be limited to one season. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my baby to get a flu shot?

Yes: Flu shots are recommended for everyone over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is flu shot safe for 20 month old?

Yes: I give it as early as 6 months. I also get the first dose when my suppl comes in every year. ...Read more

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Is this years flu shot safe for me and my five year old daughter.

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Yes: The overwhelming evidence points to the safety and efficacy of flu vaccines unless there is a severe egg allergy (i.e., cannot even eat eggs). ...Read more

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How soon is a person protected from the flu after receiving a flu shot?

How soon is a person protected from the flu after receiving a flu shot?

Influenza vaccine: Influenza vaccines lead the body to build up antibodies to the working against infection (takes about 2 weeks for immunity to occur). ...Read more

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Is the flu shot safe when I'm pregnant?

Yes: Not only does the flu shot appear to be safe, but it may provide immunity to your unborn child. A 2 for 1! having the infection is much more dangerous for you and your child. ...Read more

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Two months pregnant is the flu shot safe?

Yes: If you are pregnant it is safe to get a flu shot which contains dead flu virus. You should not receive the nasal spray which contains a live but weakened flu virus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a flu shot while pregnant?

Absolutely!: And highly encouraged! Unvaccinated women had a 25% higher risk of fetal death in a large norwegian study published in nejm (one of our most respected medical journals).

http://www. Nytimes. Com/2013/01/16/health/study-confirms-benefits-of-flu-vaccine-for-pregnant-women. Html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Is it safe to get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Yes: Yes, it's safe to do so. Methotrexate wouldn't suppress your immune system enough to not be able to take flu shots or vaccinations in general. ...Read more

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I am allergic to floroquinolones. Is it safe to get a flu shot?

Flu shot: Yes. Only need to be careful with flu shot if you are allergic to eggs. ...Read more

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What is the controversy over the flu shot? Is it really safe for asthmatics?

What is the controversy over the flu shot? Is it really safe for asthmatics?

Safe and important!: Asthmatics, like pregnant women and the elderly, are most likely to have severe cases of flu, with complications that can even be fatal. As far as any myths you might have heard, the flu shot has no actual flu virus in it and cannot give you the flu. It has some proteins from the virus that stimulate your own immunity. It might not totally prevent the flu but can make the illness much less severe. ...Read more

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How long after stopping prednisone can I get a flu shot?

How long after stopping prednisone can I get a flu shot?

Can get it any time: You can get it anytime. Flu vaccine is a killed virus and there is no contraindication to getting flu shot when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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How long is a person's arm sore after a flu shot?

For a short time: After the flu shot, the arm may be sore from the needle entering the body and there maybe heaviness at the injection site. Usually the injection site remains sore for 12-24 hours and then the patient starts to feel more normal. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me get a flu shot if I'm taking lamactil for seizures? Could it make my seizures worse?

Probably not: Ask your doctor about the risks and benefits of the flu shot. At 38 you are not in a high risk category unless you work in a clinic or hospital or have exposure to a lot of people at another job. ...Read more

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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more