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Can I get the flu from the flu vaccine?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No!
No, the flu shot is a dead vaccination and not able to pass infection.
There is no live virus there to cause infection and therefore zero percent chance of this occuring. The nasal flu vaccine, on the other hand, is a live virus vaccine. However, it is engineered to die at body temperature and therefore not able to cause significant illness. It may cause runny nose and congestion but not full flu.

In brief: No!
No, the flu shot is a dead vaccination and not able to pass infection.
There is no live virus there to cause infection and therefore zero percent chance of this occuring. The nasal flu vaccine, on the other hand, is a live virus vaccine. However, it is engineered to die at body temperature and therefore not able to cause significant illness. It may cause runny nose and congestion but not full flu.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No You Ca NOT
No you do not get flu from the flu vaccine.
It gives you immunity against the flu You can never get Flu from flu vaccine as it is not a live virus vaccine

In brief: No You Ca NOT
No you do not get flu from the flu vaccine.
It gives you immunity against the flu You can never get Flu from flu vaccine as it is not a live virus vaccine
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
You cannot get the flu from a dead germ. The injectable forms of the flu vaccine are dead.
The nasal spray has a weakened live germ & some folks have problems with it.

In brief: No
You cannot get the flu from a dead germ. The injectable forms of the flu vaccine are dead.
The nasal spray has a weakened live germ & some folks have problems with it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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