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Doctor insights on: Whether Flu Shots Can Be Given In The Hip

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Whether flu shots can be given in the hip?

Whether flu shots can be given in the hip?

Yes: The flu shot is given usually in the deltoid (upper arm) with a short needle in the muscle itself. It could be given in the buttock as long as it is given in the muscle with a needle long enough to reach the muscle and you are sure it is in the muscle. Easier to get in the upper arm and you don't have to drop trow! ...Read more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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Can the flu shot be given in the hip?

Can the flu shot be given in the hip?

It can be but: It can be but preferred site is upper arm. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a flu shot in your hip?

Yes it is possible: It is an intramuscular injection and can be injected in gluteal muscles but preferred choice is in the arm.But it can be injected in hip area muscles. ...Read more

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Can a flu shot be given with a positive ppd test?

Can a flu shot be given with a positive ppd test?

Yes: There is really no reason not to get a flu shot even among egg-allergic patients. ...Read more

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My daughter has gillian barre and was given a flu shot without history taken. Anything to be worried about?

My daughter has gillian barre and was given a flu shot without history taken. Anything to be worried about?

Guillain-Barre: is a serious medical condition, and up to 5% of people can relapse. It would be wise to monitor her very closely and seek immediate medical attention if symptom appear to be recurring. It is also important that you notify healthcare personel of any significant illness or medical history prior to giving consent to vaccination, even if they don't ask. ...Read more

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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