Is the flu shot a protection against rsv?

No. These are different, and mostly unrelated, viruses.
No. Flu shots vaccinate for specific strains of influenza. Rsv is a different virus. Immunizations are specific to unique viruses or bacteria.

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Is the flu contagious before symptoms appear? & will flu shot have some protection against other strains even though it's not a good match this year?

Yes. You are contagious before you have symptmoms of the flu and this is the case with many viral infections. This is why they spread so easily. Once you get symptoms of the flu most people feel so badly they know and others know to stay away. Once you have been exposed the flu shot will not prevent as you need close to two weeks to prime your system. It is only about 25% effective this year. Read more...

I had the flu shot the end of sept will the shot provide protection the entire flu season. Will it cover the current strain of flu?

Yes and somewhat. The influenza vaccine will provide protection against 3 strains in their current form for years. The vaccine this year covers most of the strains seen in the us, so you should have an immune response. Read more...

What does the flu shot protect?

Not much. The flu shot is supposed to build antibodies to different strains of flu virus in the hopes that it will offer cross protection to the current strains. It contains other contaminants that can be toxic. I am not a fan of the flu shot. Other physicians may have a different experience. Read more...

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Flu vaccine. Rare reactions can occur such as allergic reactions or guillan-barre. Read more...
Influenza vaccine. Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. Read more...

Should I give my children the flu shot?

Yes. During the season the flu affects a large volume of the population & causes upwards of 30 + deaths/yr in the us alone. The vaccine must change on a regular basis to keep up with mutations/variations in the flu strains that prevent prior illness from making you immune. The vaccine is effective in preventing the strains in the vaccine but may not cover every strain around. Read more...

Should everyone get the flu shot?

Just about. everyone. It is not for infants younger than 6 months of age. "People who have experienced a severe (life threatening) allergy to a prior dose of an seasonal influenza vaccine" should not get the flu shot per the CDC. Read more...