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How long should you wait after being sick before getting a flu shot?

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.

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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.

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How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?

How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?

You don't need to wt: Tdap can be given on the same day or in days prior to and after a flu shot. They do not interfere with each other so they can be given any time they are available.

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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

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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?

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?

Take them now: You can safely take them both. Especially if you have had no issues with either the flu shot or prednisone. If you have bad sinusitis symptoms, use nasal treatments and saline as possible.

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Can you get sick with the flu shot?

Can you get sick with the flu shot?

Not with the flu: You may experience flu-like symptoms while your body's immune system is responding to the vaccine challenge, but the vaccines usually are a killed virus (there is a weakened live virus form available to healthy persons between 2-49 y/o).

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Could someone get sick from a flu shot?

Could someone get sick from a flu shot?

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.

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Can I still get sick with the flu shot?

Can I still get sick with the flu shot?

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.

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Should I get a flu shot if I've been sick?

Should I get a flu shot if I've been sick?

Yes: If you have recovered, yes. If are suffering a minor illness, yes. If you are suffering currently a more severe illness, such as pneumonia, your doctor may want to delay.

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Can you actually get sick after a flu shot?

Can you actually get sick after a flu shot?

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.

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Why should I get a flu shot if I never get sick?

Why should I get a flu shot if I never get sick?

Agree w Dr. Ponce: How would you feel if you transmitted influenza to someone who became very ill or died from it? We have more to protect then just ourselves. Take care.

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If u already feel sick.. Can u still get s flu shot?

If u already feel sick.. Can u still get s flu shot?

Wait until you are: No longer feeling acutely ill and then get your flu shot. Take care.

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I did not get sick when I took the shot so does tmy have to do with the flu shot?

I did not get sick when I took the shot so does tmy have to do with the flu shot?

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.

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What happens if it ain't broke, don't fix it - why should I get a flu shot if I never get sick?

Because if you: Come in contact with the influenza virus you could become very ill. At that point you would wish that you had gotten prevention (influenza vaccine).

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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?

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?

Poor analogy.: For the same reason you buy insurance, wear a seat belt or helmet, or use birth control. You will be well right up until the time that you are not.

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I'm scared of the flu shot making me sick but need to get it what could happen if it does make 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.

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I get vary sick when I get the flu shot should I still get it?

I get vary sick when I get the flu shot should I still get it?

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.

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Am I too late to get the flu shot if everyone else in the house is already sick?

Am I too late to get the flu shot if everyone else in the house is already sick?

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.

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Why does a flu shot makes u feel sick when u get it. And does it stop all symptoms?

Why does a flu shot makes u feel sick when u get it. And does it stop all symptoms?

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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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.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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