Can I get the flu from a flu shot?

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.
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.
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.

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Can I get the flu from the flu shot?

No. No. The flu shot does not always work so you may end up getting the flu despite getting the vaccine. Also the flu shot does not prevent you from getting a really bad cold. But the flu shot does help reduce your chances of getting the flu which at best is a miserable illness to have and at worst can result in hospitalization or death. Read more...
Not from injection. The injected flu vaccine is a killed derivative of flu germs. You cannot get flu from dead viruses.The nasal spray is a weakened flu germ & rarely someone can have a flu like process with that weakened material. 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...

If I get a flu shot, do I get the flu?

Flu shots. Not usually. The flu vaccine is "attenuated" ie. It has gone through many passage and has lost its virulence. The baccine stimulates your immune mechanism to build antibodies against the flu. Read more...
No. You can not get influenza from the vaccination . You can get flu like symptoms as a side effect but they are not bad and do not last long and not very many people get that. The most common side effect is a sore arm at the injection site. Th e influenza vaccination is a killed virus, not a live virus so it is not possible to catch the flu from the shot. Read more...
No and maybe. You do not get influenza from the vaccine although a bit of fever and achiness can occur. You can still get the flu naturally but the disease tends to be much milder and your risk of infection is lower. Read more...

I've already had the flu this season. Should I still get a flu shot anyway? If I've already had the flu, should I get the flu shot too? Is there a chance I might get it again if I don't have the shot? .

The . The flu vaccine is different each year. A great deal of research goes into determing what viruses are likely to be a problem each year. So you could develop one type of viral infection (including influenza), but it may not be the same strain of influenza that you would be vaccinated against. So, yes, it can be helpful. Read more...

If you had a flu shot can you still get the flu?

That is possible. However if you have been vaccinated ; get influenza it is likely to be much milder then it would had you not gotten the shot. Read more...

Can you still get the flu after having a flu shot?

Yes. There are many strains of flu circulating around the world at one time but to this point only three strains can be included in the vaccine. As long as there is international air travel, you can be exposed to a strain not in the vaccine, & get the flu because you are not protected. Read more...

Why do people say they always get the flu when they get a flu shot?

Cold season. "flu shot season" as i like to think of it occurs (for good reason) well before flu season. It sadly coincides with the winter cold and cough season and often with the return to school. This is a time of year when almost everyone catches a cold, and often the cold they coincidentally get around the time of the shot is mistaken for getting the flu. It is impossible to get the flu from the shot. Read more...