Is it possible to get staph from a flu shot?

No. If the shot is administered properly using proper sterile technique, no.
Yes. By not adhering to standard infection control procedures when getting a vaccination it is possible to get a staph infection. It is very uncommon but possible.

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I have never had a flu shot in my life and when I was 11 or 12 I got the swine flu is it possible to get it again?

Yes. There are many different strains of flu that change seasonally and from year to year. 2 years ago I had the flu twice in one season (Flu B & later Flu A). You should get a flu vaccine every year, typically in September or October. Read more...
Flu, yes. Flu has so many viral variants and you run the risk of getting flu if you do not take vaccination for the type of virus in circulation. You may not get infected with the strain you had as youngster, but there are many more strains in circulation and taking vaccine is a good thing. Read more...
Yes. The "flu" you had when you were 11 or 12 may not have been the swine flu but some other flu looking like swine flu. Call your family physician and set up a flu shot when the season is appropriate in your part of Texas. Flu shots are safe & effective & good insurance for not becoming ill. Read more...
Yes. You are only immune to the strain of the flu you had. There ore over 100 strains of flu virus. Read more...

Can it be dangerous to get a flu shot?

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. Influenza vaccine is contraindicated in infants less than 6 months old, if you have a high fever, a moderate to severe acute illness, or if you have had a past severe allergic reaction to the vaccine. Read more...
Yes. The flu shot has many known side effects. Quoting the CDC it can cause "soreness. redness, swelling, hoarseness, sore, red or itchy eyes,cough,fever,aches, headache, itching, fatigue and small increased rick of Guillan-Barre Syndrome" as well as "severe allergic reaction." Serious side effects are rare but do happen. Most docs believe the benefits outweigh the risks. Please see comments for more. Read more...
Dangerous to skip it. One of my saddest days in years was discharging a newborn baby to it's maternal grandmother after the mother died of flu related pneumonia. Baby was delivered at 37 wks c-section while mom was dying. I almost lost a 3 yo to flu pneumonia last season.Rare problems arise in a few, but I get it every year for a reason. Read more...

How can I get a flu shot in my own home?

You can have a doc. Or pharmacist come to your home but probably easier to go to the vaccine rather than the vaccine coming to you. Read more...
Home Health Care. If you are home bound and receive home health care, your md can ask your home health care nurse to bring one when she/he visits. If you are not home bound, I do not know of a service that would come to your home. However, many employers offer flu vaccines at the office. Read more...

Should I get a flu shot if I've been sick?

Yes. If you have recovered , yes. If are suffering a minor illness, yes. If you are suffering currently a more severe illness, such as pneumonia, your doctor may want to delay. Read more...

Why should I get a flu shot if I never get sick?

Immunity/safety. Every year different strains of influenza virus circulate through the world. Some are very serious, causing high rates of complications and death. Yearly influenza vaccination protect populations from influenza, reducing the chances of an individual becoming ill or having a vulnerable person an individual comes into contact with becoming very ill. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Ponce. How would you feel if you transmitted influenza to someone who became very ill or died from it? We have more to protect then just ourselves. Take care. Read more...

Wondering why should a healthy person between the ages of 15 and 24 get a flu shot?

See below. H1n1 flu (swine flu) hit harder children and pregnant women and this strain is still prevalent on current flu season. Read more...
Do you want to be. miserable? I don't -so I get my flu shot each year. I would also feel bad if I got the flu and transmitted it to someone who developed severe illness or who died as a result. Read more...

What are reasons why should a healthy person between the ages of 15 and 24 get a flu shot?

FLU vaccine. According to the CDC: 'All people 6 months of age and older should get flu vaccine.' You can check site at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf. Getting the flu shot is important because it can prevent you from getting the flu or lead to lighter symptoms if you do become infected. Take care. Read more...