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Can a person get the swine flu shot and not get the regular the seasonal flu shot?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

When the h1n1 vaccine (swine flu) was created in 2009, it was not included as a strain in the seasonal flu vaccine.
So you could get it separately. However, every year since, that strain has been a part of the seasonal vaccine and is not available by itself. There are many strains of flu and each year the cdc picks 2 type a & 1 type b strain that were the most prevalent from the prior season.

In brief: No

When the h1n1 vaccine (swine flu) was created in 2009, it was not included as a strain in the seasonal flu vaccine.
So you could get it separately. However, every year since, that strain has been a part of the seasonal vaccine and is not available by itself. There are many strains of flu and each year the cdc picks 2 type a & 1 type b strain that were the most prevalent from the prior season.
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