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How safe is Tdap and flu shot while pregnant?

How safe is Tdap and flu shot while pregnant?

Both are safe: Both are safe and it is recommended all pregnant women should get these both ...Read more

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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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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 you doctor recommends it I would get it:) ...Read more

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Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Should I take both seasonal flu vaccine and pneumovax vaccine?

Flu and pnumonia vac: Flu vaccine can be taken with pnumonia vaccine, if it is recommended by your doctor because of your age or medical condition you can take tham together. ...Read more

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Two months pregnant is the flu shot safe?

Two months pregnant is the flu shot safe?

Yes: If you are pregnant it is safe to get a flu shot which contains dead flu virus. You should not receive the nasal spray which contains a live but weakened flu virus. ...Read more

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Overdose on flu shots?

Overdose on flu shots?

How?: No respectable clinic would give you more than your fair share of flu vaccine? One vaccination is enough. Through accident or deceit you might be able to get two, but that should not harm you in any major way. Certainly not advised. ...Read more

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How effective are flu shots?

How effective are flu shots?

Statistics vary...: ...But in my own practice, in over 2000 recipients of flu vaccines there were only 6 cases of confirmed flu during an entire flu season. ...Read more

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Is the flu shot safe when i'm pregnant?

Is the flu shot safe when i'm pregnant?

Yes: Not only does the flu shot appear to be safe , but it may provide immunity to your unborn child. A 2 for 1! having the infection is much more dangerous for you and your child. ...Read more

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How long is flu vaccine effective?

How long  is
flu vaccine  effective?

For one: Flu season. The viral strains protected against - change each year. ...Read more

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Is the 2nd shot of flu vaccine still effective?

Is the 2nd shot of flu vaccine still effective?

2 dose flu vaccine: When 2 dose vaccination is used for children – the second dose should be administered 28 days after the first. Dose #1 “primes the immune system" & dose #2 provides the actual protection. ...Read more

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Should children get flu vaccines?

Should children get flu vaccines?

No Question About It: The benefits of flu vaccine grossly outweigh any risks in preventing a serious, even life threatening disease. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is flu shot safe for 20 month old?

Yes: I give it as early as 6 months. I also get the first dose when my suppl comes in every year. ...Read more

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Could the 2nd shot of flu vaccine still effective?

Could the 2nd shot of flu vaccine still effective?

Yes: When 2 dose vaccination is used for children – the second dose should be administered 28 days after the first. Dose #1 “primes the immune system” & dose #2 provides the actual protection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take meningitis booster vaccine ??

Is it safe to take meningitis booster vaccine ??

SAFE WITH EXCEPTIONS: Vaccines go through years of testing before their release for use. As long as you are not allergic to the components of the vaccine, there should be no reaction to it.Since you question the booster, if you had it before without an allergic reaction then the booster will be safe for you. ...Read more

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How long after receiving a tetanus shot is it safe to receive a flu shot?

How long after receiving a tetanus shot is it safe to receive a flu shot?

The Next Day: Unless there is a live attenuated vaccine involved, they can be given very close together. Custom has generally seperated them by 1 month ( for no reason). ...Read more

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With activated vaccine can you get flu from flu shot?

With activated vaccine can you get flu from flu shot?

Nasal vs injected: What you mean by activated is unclear. There is no activated vaccine I am aware of. The injected vaccine is prepared from inactivated (killed) virus & cannot give you the flu. You can develop a shot reaction (mild) but it is not the flu. The nasal mist is a much weakened but live virus & rarely causes a mild flu like illness, but far less intense than a regular flu would be. ...Read more

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Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

H1N1 vaccine (swine): The most recent (last 2 yrs) have had the h1n1 strain as part of the regular flu shot in the us. There would be no benefit in seeking out older single strain h1n1. ...Read more

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