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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.

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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Is there a swine flu vaccine?

Is there a swine flu vaccine?

Which one?: The general label "swine flu" has been applied to several strains of flu. A vaccine was developed to the H1N1 that circulated in 2009, and included in several seasonal flu shots since that time. Since other strains have also carried this non-specific label, you need to be more specific for a firm answer.

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Should I get the flu vaccine ?

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.

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Can I get the flu from the flu vaccine?

No!: No, the flu shot is a dead vaccination and not able to pass infection. There is no live virus there to cause infection and therefore zero percent chance of this occuring. The nasal flu vaccine, on the other hand, is a live virus vaccine. However, it is engineered to die at body temperature and therefore not able to cause significant illness. It may cause runny nose and congestion but not full flu.

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Do I need a flu vaccine going to china?

Do I need a flu vaccine going to china?

Yes: You will need seasonal vaccines like the flu shot plus others specific to the duration and areas involved in your visit. You can find corrent information at the cdc website. Go to www. Cdc. Gov/travel and put in your destination country to bring up the details.

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When should someone NOT get the flu vaccine?

When should someone NOT get the flu vaccine?

Flu vaccine: Contraindications for flu vaccine are - allergy to flu vaccine, bleeding disorder, egg allergy and high fever.

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Who should get the flu vaccine and how often?

Who should get the flu vaccine and how often?

Anyone > 6m of age: The flu germ mutates every year & last years vaccine is not likely to help you more than that season. You place yourself at risk if you do not get a yearly flu shot.

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Would the swine flu vaccine actually help you?

Would the swine flu vaccine actually help you?

See below: The swine flu was a specific type of h1n1 flu virus. If the type of h1n1 causing disease matches the type in the vaccine, then yes.

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How many people get the flu vaccine every year?

How many people get the flu vaccine every year?

Not enough: According to the CDC, less than 40% of of people receive the flu shot. Although a less than very effective vaccine, it is still helpful in reducing the severity and duration of flu symptoms and could reduce the 36, 000 people who die from the flu and its' complications every year in this country.

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Is it possible to get the flu with flu vaccine?

Yes: If you have had one strain of the flu you may still benefit from receiving the vaccine to build up resistance to the other strains. If you had the flu last year, this years strains ale likely different and the newer flu shot will provide some benefit. Even if you had a strain that is in the vaccine, getting the shot won't hurt you.

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Are there any side effects to the 'flu' vaccine?

Shots, only a few: In the usa, this year's shots only have some soreness, low-grade fever ; aches as possible sfx. The nasal spray has more. Those mimic a mild, short term cold or flu and are not common. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/flu/protect/keyfacts. Htm it may be different in the uk.

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Is the flu vaccine also beneficial for children?

Yes: It is approved for infants after 6 mo of age and recommended yearly. The first season of use two doses are required a month apart under age 6. I think it is sad to let kids get flu when such a simple vaccine can prevent it. They are often more involved in settings where it is easily transferred, like day care or school.

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I'm wondering how safe is the swine flu vaccine?

I'm wondering how safe is the swine flu vaccine?

Very safe: 2/3 of those getting the flu vaccine have no side effects. 1/3 can have a sore arm and fever.

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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