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After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days.There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...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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How soon after a tetanus shot is it safe to get a flu vaccine?

How soon after a tetanus shot is it safe to get a flu vaccine?

Right away: The tetanus vaccine and influenza vaccine are not live vaccines and should, therefore not interfere with your immune systems' response to each individual vaccine. ...Read more

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How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

Anytime: The tetanus and flu shots can be given any time in relation to each other. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines.They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated. ...Read more

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I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and i dont feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?

I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and i dont feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?

Recovery: Well, you've asked your immune system to 'multi-task' - processing 2 vaccines at one time, that cover for multiple diseases (several strains of flu, several different diseases- diphtheria, ?pertussis with the tetanus shot). It's completely NORMAL to feel this way. Kind of like going to the gym and working out - you definitely feel it. I expect you'll recover fine. Sleep, chicken soup, rest, etc. ...Read more

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Got bit by house cat, only had 3 tetanus shots as a child. Had a tetanus shot 14 hours after the bite. Can I still get tetanus or am I safe now?

Got bit by house cat, only had 3 tetanus shots as a child. Had a tetanus shot 14 hours after the bite. Can I still get tetanus or am I safe now?

Most likely: You are most likely protected from tetanus. However, watch the wound closely. Cat and dog bites are prone to develop infection. Also has the cat had rabies shots? If not the animal needs to be observed for 10 days to make sure it's not infected. If you cannot find the cat notify your physician to assess your risk for rabies. ...Read more

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A family member had Guilliane Barre last year,now my son is expected to get a tetanus shot for school. Is it safe for him, heard this is dangerous?

A family member had Guilliane Barre last year,now my son is expected to get a tetanus shot for school. Is it safe for him, heard this is dangerous?

Low risk but yes: According to the National Vaccine Information Center (http://www.nvic.org), there is a causal relationship between tetanus shot and Guillain Barre syndrome. GBS is rare but must be identified early to be treated appropriately. Tetanus is a deadly disease contracted through inoculation of spores of clostridium into the body through a wound. As with any concern, discuss it with your provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more