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What Are The Chances Of Getting The Flu After Having The Flu Shot
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
Can you get the flu after getting the flu shot in janurary. I had flu symptoms like normal but they stopped a few days later.
Influenza: The vaccine is not 100% effective, even when you are encountering the same strain contained in it. Flu-like symptoms may not be due to influenza, but to one of several other viruses. So your answer is yes. You can get both influenza and influenza look-a-likes after receiving the vaccine. You can also get a modulated illness with the strain contained in the vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do if i always get sick after getting the flu shot and my job requires me to have it?
you do not get flu: First of all you do not get flu fromn flu vaccine as it is a killed virus vaccine and can not cause flu and secondly flu vaccine is effective in preventing the major strain of flu that is expected to come in us in winter and cdc has been right about their prediction most of the time if you get a little reaction from the ingedients in flu vaccine it will not be flu and will not last more than 2to3. ...Read more
I've been getting very severe joint pain after getting the flu shot. I can't even move things sometimes. I get to the point of crying. Extremely painful.?
Can happen!: It is uncommon, but painful joints and arthritis sx can occur after a flu shot. Bear with it, because it is short lived. Low dose Prednisone (2.5-5mg) and nsaids should really improve your sx. Please do not less this "bad" experience keep you from getting vaccinated in the future. ...Read more
Had flu shot in mid november -- tested positive for influenza a after a very mild illness. How did i get the flu? Am 22 weeks pregnant.
Aprox 80% effective: First the flu shot takes 3 weeks to build full immunity so next year take it late october this way when the season starts ( nov in the ne) you are ready. Influenza affects about 20% of the population an the vaccine gives about 80% immunity if correctly paired to the current strain. In your case you did get flu but had some immunity since it was mild. Stay hydrated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: ABSOLUTELY, ASTOUNDINGLY YES !!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shot, yes = killed..: But nasal will most likely have a brief waiting period as it is live-attenuated vaccine. ...Read more
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