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When Is It Too Late In The Season To Get A 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
When is the best time to get a flu shot? Early or mid flu season. By getting it early does the vaccine not wane?
No: Most people will get an ache in there arm and sometimes a subtle fever or fatigue at the time of the shot. This is not a "light" version of the flu, but rather a good sign that the body is beginning to build an immune response against the actual flu. There is no live virus flu in the injectable flu shot and you cannot get the flu from it. ...Read more
Influenza: It usually takes about two weeks for the Flu shot to provide you with protection. But antivirals (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more
The flu: get the shot or not? Is it normal or not to never really get the full on flu? In fact, the only time i've ever even got the flu is when i get the shot. The worst i've ever gotten is a little bug during cold season, and that's even rare.
The : The cdc (center for disease contriol) and fda recommends that the flu shot is for everyone. The great fear is that there may be a flu pandemic, that occurs without warning. The flu shot is not going to prevent you from having a cold or minor respiratory illness. It is hoped that it will protect you from the flu, characterized by fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, severe fatigue which might make it bedridden even for weeks. The flu is often complicated by a secondry bacterial pneumonia which can be lethal. During world war i, the spanish flu killed more soldiers than were killed by bombs, bullets or chemical weapons. It killed healthy soldiers in training camps. Most people have had colds, few have actually had the flu. Everyone is different and can opt in or out of getting the flu shot. Be safe, get a flu shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is It possible to be immune to the flu ? Never had a flu shot in my life and I can't remember the last time i was sick other than a common cold..
Just lucky so far: There is no natural immunity to influenza. At least half of all people your age (20) have never had overt influenza, so this is nothing unusual. You have just been lucky so far; either you never caught it, or you had mild symptoms. Flu often is no worse than a common cold. You definitely still should always have recommended influenza immunization every year. ...Read more
Yes & no: If they all have the flu you have likely been exposed enough to get that strain. It takes 2-3 weeks for the shot to stimulate enough protection to stop a flu. You can still get the shot, which could protect you from other strains later on. If any of them have flu your best defense is antiviral meds. (Tamiflu can help you stop or make it less intense) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: This is perfectly acceptable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it true that if you get a cold, flu etc. And you count 3days backwards, that is the day you caught the germ to get you sick?
Incubation period: If you're talking about an incubation it usually takes48/72 hours to develop cold symptoms. ...Read more
Get flu vaccine now: Influenza activity is predicted to increase in the next couple of months, so getting the vaccine now will still be beneficial. This year has been a bit unusual, as influenza cases have been more prevalent, earlier than usual. We expect early 2013 to bring even more influenza activity. It's never to late to vaccinate. I had a teen with influenza a in july! he exposed an entire football camp. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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