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Rash After Flu Vaccine
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?
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
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Not likely: Vaccinations are not mandatory and except in a national emergency, government is not likely to mandate vaccination.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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