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Is it possible to get the flu from the flu vaccine?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
7 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.

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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely NOT

But it is possible for one's immune system to react with overall symptoms including fatigue, achiness, and fever.
These symptoms are still safer than risking a severe case of influenza and its bad complications including death.

In brief: Absolutely NOT

But it is possible for one's immune system to react with overall symptoms including fatigue, achiness, and fever.
These symptoms are still safer than risking a severe case of influenza and its bad complications including death.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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