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How Long Should You Wait After Being Sick Before Getting A Flu Shot
It depends....: If you have a simple cold, even with a low grade fever, you may receive a flu vaccine. If your fever is above 101, I would wait until you feel better before receiving the vaccine. Keep in mind however, that the sooner you become immunized, the sooner you will be protected! If york are less than 50 years old and do not have active asthma, you may want to consider the nasal flu vaccine, flumist.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?
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
I am suppose to start taking prednisone for 10 days for chronic sinus infections. I'm getting a flu shot tomorrow. How long should I wait to take it?
Flu Shots: 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.
Confusing question: Not all strains of flu make it into the vaccine so some may get a flu from one of these other strains even if they got a "flu" shot early on. You can also have a mild to moderate systemic reaction to the vaccine if you are allergic to eggs or any other component in the vaccine. Last but not least, you can get ill from something unrelated to the flu shot that you were incubating when you got it.See 1 more doctor answer
Side effects: 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.
Wait until you are: No longer feeling acutely ill and then get your flu shot. Take care.
Not sure: Understand your question. No side effects from inluenza shot is fine. 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.
Can you tell me if it ain't broke, don't fix it - why should I get a flu shot if I never get sick?
I'm scared of the flu shot making me sick but need to get it what could happen if it does make sick?
Depends on Ur system: A person can always have a reaction to a component of the vaccine, including a trace amount of preservative or egg protein.The vaccine itself is dead, not alive & this seasons vaccine has had less pain or reactions associated with it than last seasons. Most centers will have you wait for at least 15-30 min after the shot to see if you have the scary kind of rxn so treatment can be given.
Yes: People who report illness after the flu most likely are experiencing their immune system revving up in response to the vaccine. Low grade fever aches, etc are not uncommon. It is NOT the flu, flu is an entirely different animal. High fever, severe aches and pains where it hurts to move, cough and other respiratory symptoms that can last weeks. It is a misery that is best avoided.
No: It's too late to get the flu shot if you already had the flu, not if you or people close to you are "already sick." too many people think getting a flu shot is supposed to stop you from getting sick. It does, but it only stops you from getting sick with the flu, and nothing else. There are many, many illnesses, and the flu shot protects you from the flu.
No: The flu shot can cause an inflammatory reaction in the body when the body is responding to it hence the symptoms. The flu shot is not a guarantee of no flu but with hopes of lesser symptoms and severity. It does not protect all people either, especially when the new organism may now not match the genetic material of the older one used for the vaccine.
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