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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
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
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
Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days. There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more
Anytime: The tetanus and flu shots can be given any time in relation to each other. ...Read more
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
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
3 days: Shoulder discomfort might a little longer.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had this lump a week ago on my hip, it didn't hurt, it just itched. 2 days beforehand I had gotten flu vaccine, mmr, tetanus, and hepatitus b shots.
Lump: Lump may be due to the multiple vaccines you received. Use cool compresses to reduce the sewlling. ...Read more
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
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
2-4 wks: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.?
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
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
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
Approximately 1: Week, maybe shorter since you had the flu vaccine. ...Read more
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
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
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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