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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am having a total hip replacement in a couple of weeks and I have diabetes 2. Should i get the flu shot before.My surgery?
I had this lump a week ago on my hip, it didn't hurt, it just itched. 2 days beforehand i had gotten flu vaccine, mmr, tetanus, and hepatitus b shots.
See below: There would not be any significant risk. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Yes it can be given in thigh. ...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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer