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Safe Flu Shot
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
no sig interaction: No significant interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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