Do you have to be at least 14 weeks pregnant to get the swine flu vaccine?

No. Recent studies have shown that h1n1 vaccine is safe at any stage of pregnancy. However, as a general it would be safer to not expose the fetus to extraneous issues before 12 weeks of gestation.

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What are reasons why not to get the swine flu vaccine?

Vaccinations. Don't get the FLU shot w/o consulting w a DR if you have had Guillain- Barre Syndrome, a history of severe allergic reactions to previous influenza vaccine or chicken eggs, have a current fever (moderate to severe) or are less than 6 months of age. Read more...

How is it that I can get the h1n1 swine flu vaccine if I have an egg allergy?

Some ok with vaccine. Many people have only mild allergic reactions to eggs, and some people say the had past egg allergies but now eat eggs without problems. For the mildly allergic, they can get blood-tested and skin-tested. If egg allergy shows up on the tests, they can still talk to the allergist about trying a flu shot under supervision at the clinic. People with severe egg allergy should not get the vaccine. Read more...
Research and experie. Becuase research and clinical experience has shown that most people with true egg allergy are not having issues with flu shots, either when half dosed or full dosed. The current recommendations are available for your doc to work through these concerns with you and to see if you can get the shot. See ww.Cdc.Gov for more info on egg allergies and flu shots. Read more...
Evolving Answer. The past 2 -3 years has seen an change in the thoughts regarding egg allergy and flu vaccine. What has been clear is that almost everyone with egg allergy can get the flu vaccine. What has evolved over the past 1-2 years is how that vaccine should be given. This needs to be discussed with your allergist. If someone tells you that you can't get the flu shot b/c of egg allergy, seek another opinion. Read more...
No egg in vaccine. Viruses used to make influenza & MMR vaccines are grown on hen's eggs. The manufacturing process removes all egg from mmr. A few lots of flu vaccine retain traces of egg & may cause problems in patients with egg anaphylaxis. Most such patients can receive flu vaccine with appropriate safety measures either skin testing to vaccine before injection or vaccinating in 2 doses, the 1st a low test dose. Read more...

What are the odds an asthmatic 15 year old will get autism after swine flu vaccine?

Zero. Regardless of the claims of vaccine haters, this is bunk. The injected flu vaccine is a non living material that stimulates the production of antibodies to specific strains of flu. The worst flu vaccine debacle of years past, occured in ~1977 with a vaccine rushed to production without today's safeguards. Gillian- barre syndrome occurred in some. Today's flu vaccines are safe and effective. Read more...

Is it still recommended to get a flu shot and the swine flu vaccine?

Yes. . Depending on your medical history, vaccination for both infections is recommended. Read more...
H1N1 vaccine (swine) The most recent (last 2 yrs) have had the h1n1 strain as part of the regular flu shot in the us. There would be no benefit in seeking out older single strain h1n1. Read more...

Could you think the swine flu vaccine is safe (as in you won't die if you get the shot?

Think what you will. I believe in it and got it in september when it came in, just like I do every year. There has already been 4 flu deaths in texas this year from flu, and it looks to be a bad season.The vaccine haters spread lots of rumors, but to me the flu is real and deadly, the vaccine is safe. Read more...

Flu/swine flu vaccine for 10 month old, is it a safe time for this?

Yes. I started giving some to kids over 6 mo starting in september until my supply ran out. Good luck finding some infant doses this late in the season. Read more...

What are the best alternatives to the swine flu vaccine if you have severe allergies to eggs?

Depends on reaction. Many recent reports have documented that flu vaccines have not caused severe allergic reactions when given to egg allergic individuals. Current guidelines advise that only those with history of anaphylaxis associated to eating egg should be referred to a specialist for skin test and if flu vaccine given, done with 30' observation and with graded dosing protocol. Read more...

Can you please list the risks associated with the swine flu vaccine?

Safe to use. Swine flu is related to the strain that caused a world wide pandemic, felt to be the precurser of parkinson's disease in those infected. In more recent times, swine flu vaccine was associated with paralysis and in rare cased death. The current vaccines have not been associated with these problems. Vaccine can prevent swine flu or make the course less severe. Read more...

Can someone tell me if the h1n1 (swine flu) vaccine is the only flu shot available now?

Confusing question. The h1n1 is one of three or four strains in the flu vaccine prepared for the 2013-2014 season. It is also the predominant strain responsible for most serious cases of flu this year. The single strain h1n1 flu vaccine was only produces during the 2009 season when the strain emerged in the preseason(april) but was not in the regular vaccine produced that year. Read more...