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Can I get the flu from a flu shot?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

The flu shot is a killed vaccine.
There is nothing live in it to cause the flu. You may experience temporary discomfort (muscle ache, redness, etc) for a few days afterwards, but this can happen with any vaccine. Flu shots are recommended for anyone over 6 months of age.

In brief: No

The flu shot is a killed vaccine.
There is nothing live in it to cause the flu. You may experience temporary discomfort (muscle ache, redness, etc) for a few days afterwards, but this can happen with any vaccine. Flu shots are recommended for anyone over 6 months of age.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
You cannot get the flu from the flu shot but many people can become sick afterwards. Some may be reacting to the other ingredients in the vaccine.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not At All

Although people have reactions to the vaccine which may include fever and achiness, it is a physical impossibility to get the flu from the shot.
So do not worry.

In brief: Not At All

Although people have reactions to the vaccine which may include fever and achiness, it is a physical impossibility to get the flu from the shot.
So do not worry.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

No. There is no live virus in the flu shot, so it cannot give you the flu.
Flu shots are recommended for everyone over age 6 mo.

In brief: No.

No. There is no live virus in the flu shot, so it cannot give you the flu.
Flu shots are recommended for everyone over age 6 mo.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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