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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.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 60%effective

The flu shot may be only 60% effective so you can contract the flu even after getting the vaccine.

In brief: 60%effective

The flu shot may be only 60% effective so you can contract the flu even after getting the vaccine.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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