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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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I have never had a flu shot in my life and when I was 11 or 12 I got the swine flu is it possible to get it again ?

I have never had a flu shot in my life and when I was 11 or 12 I got the swine flu is it possible to get it again ?

Yes: The "flu" you had when you were 11 or 12 may not have been the swine flu but some other flu looking like swine flu. Call your family physician and set up a flu shot when the season is appropriate in your part of Texas. Flu shots are safe & effective & good insurance for not becoming ill. ...Read more

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Can it be dangerous to get a flu shot?

Can it be dangerous to get a flu shot?

Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. Influenza vaccine is contraindicated in infants less than 6 months old, if you have a high fever, a moderate to severe acute illness, or if you have had a past severe allergic reaction to the vaccine. ...Read more

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How can I get a flu shot in my own home?

How can I get a flu shot in my own home?

Home Health Care: If you are home bound and receive home health care, your md can ask your home health care nurse to bring one when she/he visits. If you are not home bound, I do not know of a service that would come to your home. However, many employers offer flu vaccines at the office. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Wondering why should a healthy person between the ages of 15 and 24 get a flu shot?

Do you want to be: miserable? I don't -so I get my flu shot each year. I would also feel bad if I got the flu and transmitted it to someone who developed severe illness or who died as a result. ...Read more

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What are reasons why should a healthy person between the ages of 15 and 24 get a flu shot?

What are reasons why should a healthy person between the ages of 15 and 24 get a flu shot?

FLU vaccine.: According to the CDC: 'All people 6 months of age and older should get flu vaccine.' You can check site at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf. Getting the flu shot is important because it can prevent you from getting the flu or lead to lighter symptoms if you do become infected. Take care. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more