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Tramadol And The Influenza Shot
I had the flu shot the end of sept will the shot provide protection the entire flu season. Will it cover the current strain of flu?
Yes and somewhat: The influenza vaccine will provide protection against 3 strains in their current form for years. The vaccine this year covers most of the strains seen in the us, so you should have an immune response. ...Read more
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
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Yes: They can be given the same day. They stimulate the immune system separately and do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
No: When the h1n1 vaccine (swine flu) was created in 2009, it was not included as a strain in the seasonal flu vaccine. So you could get it separately. However, every year since, that strain has been a part of the seasonal vaccine and is not available by itself. There are many strains of flu and each year the cdc picks 2 type a & 1 type b strain that were the most prevalent from the prior season. ...Read more
Sometimes,however...: Manufacturers have to predict which strains will circulate each year. This year's vaccine is thought to be only 10% effective. Even in the best years it doesn't always work. Flu vaccine temporarily reduces immunity and can have serious side effects. If you get it only get the single-dose vial form rather than the more commonly used multi-dose which has more mercury. See http://tinyurl.com/y8bufvlr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It's not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: The flu shot is dead. It cannot give your baby the flu. While as in any vaccinations, there are some minor side effects, e.g. Fever, the benefit of the shot far outweighs contracting the flu itself from an infected person. If your little one is over 6 months, then he/she should get it. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
Flu epidemics: Yup.Get a more detailed answer ›
If flu shot vaccines are created from last year's flu, how can it protect against a different stem of the flu?
There are 3 strains: Every year a bunch of experts meet and decide what strains to put in the flu vaccine for the next season. They usually put in 3 different types, almost always one from the preceding year, and then two others that they decide on based on many factors. There is talk that they may start trying to use 5 strains in the next few years. Anyway, you should get a flu shot every year! ...Read more
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Can the tetanus and diphtheria vaccine be given with singular and seretide medicine at the same time?
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My daughter was positive for influenza A. Placed on tamiflu (oseltamivir) and is fever free rest of us on tamiflu (oseltamivir) can we still get influenza?
Certainly: She was contageous before diagnosis and she remains so during treatment. All who are around her may have enough exposure to get it if they are not immune to that strain from a flu shot. The drug would likely decrease the intensity of any symptoms a contact would have. This drug suppresses the reproduction of the virus it does not kill it, so it does not work like penicillin for a strep throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Assuming that you are healthy, there should be no problem in getting multiple vaccines at one time. Vaccines contain antigens, which train your immune system to fight off those infections should you encounter them in the future. Your body is able to handle many antigens at the same time. ...Read more
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