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4 year old got the inhaled flu vaccine on 2 days ago and has a rash on her belly not itchy. Should we be concerned?

4 year old got the inhaled flu vaccine on 2 days ago and has a rash on her belly not itchy. Should we be concerned?

Probably not: would expect resolution in a day or two. benign and transient rash is typical side effect (although it may be unrelated) and does not indicate allergy or other severe adverse reaction to the vaccine. follow instincts, make pediatrician aware if concerned. ...Read more

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 expensive is the flu vaccine?

How expensive is the flu vaccine?

Varies by Location: If you have insurance it is covered by most insurance without any copay and is available at most drug stores like CVS/WALGREN and others.Also available at your doctor' office
If you have no insurance it may cost you approx. 25 to 30 dollars in NJ.Price may vary in other states ...Read more

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What foriegn countries supply flu vaccine for the usa?

What foriegn countries supply flu vaccine for the usa?

Several!: According to their package info, Fluzone and FluMist are made in the US. Fluvirin is made in the UK, Flulaval in Canada, Fluarix in Germany, and Afluria in Australia. ...Read more

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How does the flu vaccine work?

How does the flu vaccine work?

Antibodies: It is recognized as foreign by the human body and antibodies are made against it which later attack the flu virus itself if contracted and help the immune system fight back. ...Read more

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Does Seasonal flu vaccine safe ?

Does Seasonal flu vaccine safe ?

GET YOUR FLU SHOT: Influenza can make you very sick! ask your doctor for a quadrivalent vaccine and make sure it is preservative free. The other option is Flumist, it is a nasal spray and no needles!
So if your doctor recommends it I would get it:) ...Read more

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Does flu vaccine cause stff neck?

Does flu vaccine cause stff neck?

Very unlikely: Stiff neck is not among the common reactions from flu vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

SIDE EFFECTS: I agree with my other colleagues who have answered this question. I would just like to add that there is a facet to vaccinations that one might want to educate themselves on and that is the topic of adjuvants and preservatives. The space here is too short to discuss this. I recommend going to websites like www.Mercola.Com and www.Russellblaylockmd.Com. ...Read more

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So can any flu vaccine cause low hemoglobin?

So can any flu vaccine cause low hemoglobin?

No: flu vaccine isn't a known cause for low hemoglobin ...Read more

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What are the negatives of getting a flu vaccine?

What are the negatives of getting a flu vaccine?

Flu shots are GOOD.: 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. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of the flu vaccine?

What are the proven advantages of the flu vaccine?

Agree w Dr. Lahage: If you have ever had influenza - you would probably want to avoid going through that suffering again. If you have influenza and pass it on to another - the illness could cause significant morbidity or even death. ...Read more

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How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

How many doses of the flu vaccine does my baby need?

Depends on...: Whether your baby has received flu vaccine in previous years. It's 2 doses a month apart for the 1st year that a child under 9 years old gets flu vaccine. Every year after that is 1 dose per year. Children 9 years and older are always 1 dose per year. Children 24 months and older may have the nasal mist instead of the injection, as long as they don't have asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. ...Read more

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I'm taking buserlin can I have my flu vaccine still?

Flu shot likely ok: Buserelin is a medication that is a chemical which alters the secretion of certain hormones from the pituitary gland. Getting a flu shot should be fine. If one is interested in getting a FluMist nasal live-virus flu vaccine, he should ask the doctor prescribing the buserelin whether or not the nasal vaccine would change the absorption of buserelin nasal spray. ...Read more

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What are the negatives, if any, of getting the flu vaccine?

What are the negatives, if any, of getting the flu vaccine?

Hardly any: Flu vaccine is very safe. Vast majority of people will have nothing worse than a slightly sore upper arm. Even if you get the flu later in the season it's likely to be mild. It's recommended for nearly everyone.Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to get the flu shot because they are more susceptible to complications including death. People who have chronic conditions should get it too. ...Read more

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Which medicine can you take after receiving the flu vaccine?

Which medicine can you take after receiving the flu vaccine?

Any med: I am not sure what you mean. You should be able to take any of your regular meds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the name of the new egg free flu vaccine?

Flucelvax ; Flublok: Both are approved for use in adults age 18 and over. Flublok is currently approved for adults 18-49 years old. ...Read more

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Is it going to be mandatory that everyone be given the flu vaccine?

Not likely: Vaccinations are not mandatory and except in a national emergency, government is not likely to mandate vaccination. ...Read more

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How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

Millions of people: Mllions of people of all age group get the Flu Vaccine every year to prevent them getting the Flu
Those who do not get the vaccine are susceptible to get Flu when exposed to it ...Read more

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How many times can a 4 year old have a shot of flu vaccine in one year?

How many times can a 4 year old have a shot of flu vaccine in one year?

4yr old flu shot: If he had flu shots before only once a year.But if it is the first time then two doses 1 month apart to be given and than once ayear. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects to getting double the dose of flu vaccine?

What are possible side effects to getting double the dose of flu vaccine?

Nothing specific: You increase the discomfort factor, and could intensify any side effect or allergic response if you were sensitive to any vaccine component. For most, this is a non-issue. You do not get an increase in protection or a bad reaction. ...Read more

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Besides the seasonal flu shot and h1n1 vaccine, are there any other shots I should get?

Besides the seasonal flu shot and h1n1 vaccine, are there any other shots I should get?

Several possible: For an otherwise healthy 33 year old person, you should make sure you have had a tdap and i would recommend the hepatitis b and hepatitis a vaccine series. If you have never had the chickenpox you should be vaccinated for that as well. Some other vaccines may be indicated based on a person's medical history. ...Read more

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Flu vaccine and flu one week later two years in a row. Should I stop gettibg flu vaccines?

How diagnosed ?: If you took the injected vaccine, it is dead material and there is no way you got the flu from it. Was your "flu" diagnosed by a health practitioner using a flu test? You can certainly have a reaction/allergy to a component of the vaccine that makes you sick, and an allergist might be able to confirm that. ...Read more

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Is the flu vaccine not working? I know drs urge it but if it doesn't work don't want to get it.

Is the flu vaccine not working? I know drs urge it but if it doesn't work don't want to get it.

The trouble with flu: Yearly, we have at least 6 flu strains circulating the globe. The drug makers use surveillance data to pick the 3-4 top strains in March, and rush to put that into a vaccine. More strains would weaken the protection provided by the vaccine to those strains included. By the fall/winter, newer strains can develop and air travel brings them to you. The vaccine helps, but cannot stop all flus. ...Read more

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Is there any particular time of year to get flu vaccine or can be taken any time? Also does it protect for whole year? Mean when to repeat?

Is there any particular time of year to get flu vaccine or can be taken any time? Also does it protect for whole year? Mean when to repeat?

As soon as available: The flu vaccine will generally protect against 3-4 strains of flu.That protection is good for at least a year and likely several, but only against the strains included in the vaccine.The flu mutates often, and every year 5+ strains circle the globe, so effectiveness of a given shot varies year to year, but must be given yearly to keep up with mutated strains. ...Read more

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I have never had a flu shot get the flu once a year. Are these super flus bring created by your vaccine eventually gonna get me and prob devour me ?

Odd question: There are no "super flu bugs" created by vaccines. Vaccines are derived from strains created in nature.Nature sometimes mutates a flu strain to such a degree that a major part of the world population has never had a similar flu and it may reek havoc, as it did near the end of WWI. Since you get the flu every year, you likely have some partial immunity to new strains and don't get it as bad as some ...Read more

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Is the yearly flu vaccine truly and definitely 100% safe for everyone without any shadow of a doubt? I'm scared of the flu but also scared of the shot

Always risk: There will always be some risk with any medication, vaccination, supplement, treatment or procedure. Vaccines are carefully studied for safety and efficacy before being recommended for routine use. Often times, the risk of severe illness or death from the disease being vaccinated against far outweighs the small risk of adverse event from receiving it. It's a personal decision. http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ ...Read more

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What is bird flu vaccine?

What is bird flu vaccine?

Bird Flu Vaccine: Vaccine to protect against avian influenza (bird flu) also known as strain h5n1. This is different from the annual flu shot and the recent swine flu vaccine h1n1. The vaccine is kept in stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak. Currently it is not a routine vaccine since avian flu rarely infects humans. People who work with poultry are most likely to be infected. ...Read more

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Should I get the flu vaccine ?

Yes: Anyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu vaccination to help prevent catching influenza a or b, or the h1n1 swine flu. One can skip the vaccination if he is allergic to it. People at higher risk for severe influenza symptoms include pregnant women, the elderly, the immunosuppressed, asthmatics, young children and babies, etc... High-risk persons should definitely get vaccinated. ...Read more

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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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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