Should I get flu vaccines in the summer or winter?

As soon as it comes. Our in the fall. Winter is flu season but according to the cdc when it occurs ; how long it lasts is variable. Sometimes flu outbreaks can begin as early as october. Over the last 30 years the peak flu month has most often been february.

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Should children get flu vaccines?

No Question About It. The benefits of flu vaccine grossly outweigh any risks in preventing a serious, even life threatening disease. Read more...
Certainly. Flu fatalities are represented in higher proportions in children, the elderly and those with chronic illness. The flu vaccine is unable to prevent all flus in all years but it is safe and what we have to work with. Read more...

Do flu vaccines help. I get them every year but I tend to get flu anyways.

Some possibilities. The flu vaccines do work, both the shot and the nasal spray. Sometimes the protection is partial, so that a person may still get the flu but a milder case of it. Other times, the person gets "flu-like" symptoms that are caused by one of many other viruses (instead of the flu virus). The flu vaccine protects only against the true influenza viruses. Read more...
It depends... They only help if they cover the current virus that is causing an influenza outbreak. The virus changes from year to year and the cdc makes an educated guess on which strains to cover in any given year. Fyi- you may not be getting actual influenza. There are thousands of viruses that can present with similar symptoms. The only way to know for sure is go to a clinic and get tested. Read more...

With activated vaccine can you get flu from flu shot?

Nasal vs injected. What you mean by activated is unclear. There is no activated vaccine I am aware of. The injected vaccine is prepared from inactivated (killed) virus & cannot give you the flu. You can develop a shot reaction (mild) but it is not the flu. The nasal mist is a much weakened but live virus & rarely causes a mild flu like illness, but far less intense than a regular flu would be. Read more...

When should you get flu shot if male of 70?

As soon as available. The seasonal flu vaccine will be effective within 2 weeks of administration & last all season regardless of when obtained.My office crew & i got ours in early august. Read more...
Influenza vaccine. The high dose influenza vaccine can be used for people who are 65 and older. Recent studies indicated that it was 24.2% more effective in preventing influenza in this population. I would get it when it is available to the public each year. Read more...

Is it ok for pregnant women to get flu shot?

Yes. Talk with your doctor about the right timing. Pregnant women are known to be more susceptible to adverse effects of the influenza virus. There also may be passive immunity to the newborn baby when the mother has received the flu vaccine diluting her pregnancy as well. Read more...
Yes. And it is recommended to do so, and to receive a tdap vaccine as well. The tdap is for pertussis, whooping cough, prevention. Read more...
Recommended. All pregnant women should get a flu shot. In pregnancy you'll receive an inactivated trivalent strain (dead virus) that still protects you from swine flu & 2 other strains felt to be endemic this year. Avoid live virus (nasal spray) & remember to also update your pertussis vaccine. Take care. Read more...

Is it ok to to get flu shot during 1st trimester?

No. This is my opinion. Other mds may differ. I strongly believe that this puts metabolic stress on you and thus to your baby. Read more...
No problem. As long as it is the inactivated injection and not the live intranasal vaccine I see no problem with it. Your immune system reacts to a variety of germs during pregnancy and the "stress" it may trigger is no more than it already deals with. Having had 2 pregnant moms die in my town from flu complications in a single year I am acutely aware of the need. Read more...

I am trying a new med for my multiple sclerosis amd am wondsring if I should get flu shot. Udong re if?

AAN recs. The american academy of neurology does recommend getting the flu shot for any patient with multiple sclerosis. The only caveat is that it should not be the live attenuated virus. Good luck and take care. Read more...
Yes. Would recommend flu shot, with dead virus, as viral infections could prompt a relapse, especially if you are using an interferon, which is not as potent as Tysabri (natalizumab) or the newer orals, such as Gilenya. Read more...

Every time I get flu shot I get sick badly. Should I even bother getting one? I'm 32 with bad all yr allergies and diabetic..

Uncommon. Since flu vaccines (aside from the nasal spray form) consist of killed virus , they shouldn't make you ill. There are rare cases of neurologic complication from flu vaccine reported. There is an intradermal form of flu vaccine which you may be able to tolerate. However if you still get sick from it regardless of the mechanism, discuss with your doctor re. pros and cons in skipping it. Read more...