Should children get flu vaccines?

No Question About It. The benefits of flu vaccine grossly outweigh any risks in preventing a serious, even life threatening disease.
Yes. All children over the age of 6 months should get the flu vaccine.
Certainly. Flu fatalities are represented in higher proportions in children, the elderly and those with chronic illness. The flu vaccine is unable to prevent all flus in all years but it is safe and what we have to work with.

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Should I get flu vaccines in the summer or winter?

As soon as it comes. Our in the fall. Winter is flu season but according to the cdc when it occurs ; how long it lasts is variable. Sometimes flu outbreaks can begin as early as october. Over the last 30 years the peak flu month has most often been february. Read more...

Do flu vaccines help. I get them every year but I tend to get flu anyways.

Some possibilities. The flu vaccines do work, both the shot and the nasal spray. Sometimes the protection is partial, so that a person may still get the flu but a milder case of it. Other times, the person gets "flu-like" symptoms that are caused by one of many other viruses (instead of the flu virus). The flu vaccine protects only against the true influenza viruses. Read more...
It depends... They only help if they cover the current virus that is causing an influenza outbreak. The virus changes from year to year and the cdc makes an educated guess on which strains to cover in any given year. Fyi- you may not be getting actual influenza. There are thousands of viruses that can present with similar symptoms. The only way to know for sure is go to a clinic and get tested. Read more...

With activated vaccine can you get flu from flu shot?

Nasal vs injected. What you mean by activated is unclear. There is no activated vaccine I am aware of. The injected vaccine is prepared from inactivated (killed) virus & cannot give you the flu. You can develop a shot reaction (mild) but it is not the flu. The nasal mist is a much weakened but live virus & rarely causes a mild flu like illness, but far less intense than a regular flu would be. Read more...

Do I need to get flu shots for my children again this year? Last year I got the flu shot for my 3 children. They did not ever get the flu. Do I have to get them the shot again this year? .

Sounds . Sounds like the flu shot worked for you children. Flu shots are recommended each year, unless there are medical contraindications, because the strain of viruses that cause the flu differ each year. Based on previous years outbreaks, an analysis is done to identify potential virus threats for the coming year so that the drug companies can manufacture a vaccine specific to the threat. Read more...
FLU Shot. I agree with Dr. Funari. Each year the composition of the influenza vaccine is different depending on predictions of what strains will hit. Having influenza is absolutely MISERABLE. Please keep protecting your children. Read more...
Get flu shots. Agree with Dr. Fowler, every one older than 6 months should get flu shot.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, if you do, and get HPV vaccine, if you are younger than 45-years. Wish you good health!
Keep your and children's vaccination up to date. Read more...

When should I get flu shot?

Early. As soon as the vaccine is available, since it is never clear as to exactly when the flu epidemic will begin. Read more...
NOW ! Get it as soon as possible when available. Winter is flu season but according to the cdc when it occurs ; how long it lasts is variable. Sometimes flu outbreaks can begin as early as october. Over the last 30 years the peak flu month has most often been february. Read more...

Can I get flu from flu shot?

No. A resounding no. The fever or occasional symptoms are a consequence of the immune system reacting to the vaccine. Not any infection. Read more...
No. 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. Read more...

Should I get flu shot, how effective is it?

Strongly recommend. Annual influenza vaccine. I can't tell you how effective it is. Even if you do catch the flu (and have been vaccinated) it is likely to be less aggressive. Read more...

Is it ok to to get flu shot during 1st trimester?

No. This is my opinion. Other mds may differ. I strongly believe that this puts metabolic stress on you and thus to your baby. Read more...
No problem. As long as it is the inactivated injection and not the live intranasal vaccine I see no problem with it. Your immune system reacts to a variety of germs during pregnancy and the "stress" it may trigger is no more than it already deals with. Having had 2 pregnant moms die in my town from flu complications in a single year I am acutely aware of the need. Read more...