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How long does it take for the h1n1 vaccine to work?

How long does it take for the h1n1 vaccine to work?

Not a separate vacci: H1N1 is not a separate vaccine but is incorporated in the annual flu vaccine.It start working right away.But according to CDC it takes 2weeks to get full immunity ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.

Is it advisable to take Swine Flu H1N1 Vaccine to prevent contracting the disease? I will be travelling to disease affected areas for work purpose.

Mgt: Unless you have had reactions to the flu vaccination, a yearly flu vaccination is recommended. Each year the vaccination is tailored to match the anticipated strain of flu. Regarding your heartburn symptoms, avoiding caffeinated beverages and an antacid such as prilosec as needed is advisable. ...Read more

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How long after getting the h1n1 vaccine are you still immune to it?

How long after getting the h1n1 vaccine are you still immune to it?

More complicated : There are many strains of h1n1 and each season those strains change. This means that even if you get the immunization one year, you will still need one the next season to help protect against that new, different and unique strain. ...Read more

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Should I get h1n1 vaccine?

Part of AnnualFluVac: H1N1 is not a separate vaccine,but is incorporated in the annual Flu Vaccine and every body should get annual Flu Vaccine ...Read more

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Who should get h1n1 vaccine?

Who should get h1n1 vaccine?

Everybody over age6m: Everybody over the age of 6 months H1N1 is incorporated in annual Flu vaccine ...Read more

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How likely am i to get sick from h1n1 vaccine?

How likely am i to get sick from h1n1 vaccine?

Minor: Fever, sorenss and achiness are somewhat common side effects of the body's reaction to the vaccines. Can one get the flu infection-no. The side effect potential is small compared to the serious possibilities of the disease. ...Read more

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How likely am i to get sick after getting the h1n1 vaccine?

How likely am i to get sick after getting the h1n1 vaccine?

We do not give hini: H1n1 was only given as separate vaccine only in 2009.Now it is incorporated in the annual influenza vaccine.There is minimal chance of getting reaction to flu vaccine forest part it is safe except little soreness at the sight, some people get allergic reaction and can not take flu vaccine.One of the rare side effect is guillain barre syndrome or mild fever .Majority do not have any side effects. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is h1n1 vaccine safe enough for young children?

ItIsSAFEinFluVaccin: H1N1 IS NO MORE A SEPARATE VACCINE BUT IS INCORPORATED IN THE ANNUAL FLU VACCINE AND IT IS SAFE AND CAN BE GIVEN TO BABIES AND CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people scared to get the free h1n1 vaccine?

I'm wondering why are people scared to get the free h1n1 vaccine?

Don't know: I wish i knew why people won't get the vaccine. Myths about vaccines causing problems, needle phobia, beliefs that this illness won't happen to me - who knows. Vaccines keep people alive. Millions dies in 1919 from influenza -we now have a vaccine, yet everyone does not avail themselves. As a pediatrician, i see kids get influenza and get very sick when their parents bring the germs home - how sad. ...Read more

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During the year 2009, how much or what was the average cost of the h1n1 vaccine.

Depends where: For the end consumer, the h1n1 vaccine was either absorbed by insurance premium, or cost $25-50 dollars for a clinic vaccination. Prices, as with any other commodity, tended to vary. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the consensus on the h1n1 vaccine?

Can you please discuss the consensus on the h1n1 vaccine?

Effective and safe: H1n1 vaccine has been proven effective and safe. Some concerns whether the vaccine raise the risk for recipients to develop guillain-barre syndrome proved unsupported. ...Read more

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Could my previous h1n1 vaccine shot from cover me for this outbreak?

Probably not: Just like the general flu vaccine, the H1n1 vaccine given a few years ago during the outbreak really only helped for that season. You need a new flu shot each year. Good news- this years flu shot includes protection against h1n1 ...Read more

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Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

Is Hib or h1n1 immunization for baby necessary vaccines?

YES!: The hib vaccine protects babies and infants against a type of bacteria which can cause meningitis and death. When i started my medical training, it was a fairly common, and serious, infection. Due to the success of the vaccine, it is now uncommon. H1n1 is a part of the influenza vaccine which keeps patients from getting the seasonal flu and should be given to all people over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Can I get the h1n1 vaccine if I have cf?

Can I get the h1n1 vaccine if I have cf?

Get all vaccines: CF (cystic fibrosis) is all the more reason to get the h1n1 vaccine, each annual influenza vaccine, and all vaccines in general. This is also true for any chronic illness that makes you more vulnerable to the complications of the disease prevented by the vaccination. There are some individuals for whom killed vaccines are preferable to live attenuated vaccines. Your doctor knows which to choose. ...Read more

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Can the h1n1 vaccine have terrible side effects?

Safe: If it had 'terrible side effects, ' it wouldn't have been approved. Any vaccine can have side effects, but to get approved, it has to be considered safe, with the benefits outweighing the risks. ...Read more

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Should i give h1n1 vaccine for my 22 month old son, what to do?

Should i give h1n1 vaccine for my 22 month old son, what to do?

Yes: Flu vaccine is recommended each year for everyone over 6 months of age! the current vaccine does have protection against the h1n1 virus strain. Influenza can be a very serious disease, especially for young children, those at high risk (such as with asthma, immune compromise, and other chronic disease), and the elderly. Always get a flu vaccine for everyone in your family! ...Read more

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Could my h1n1 vaccine shot from a few years ago still cover me for this outbreak?

Could my h1n1 vaccine shot from a few years ago still cover me for this outbreak?

No: It is important to get vaccinated against flu every season even when strains are similar from year to year. ...Read more

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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more