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How long should you wait after being sick before getting a flu shot?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joshua Chesir
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: It depends....
If you have a simple cold, even with a low grade fever, you may receive a flu vaccine.
If your fever is above 101, i would wait until you feel better before receiving the vaccine. Keep in mind however, that the sooner you become immunized, the sooner you will be protected! if york are less than 50 years old and do not have active asthma, you may want to consider the nasal flu vaccine, flumist.

In brief: It depends....
If you have a simple cold, even with a low grade fever, you may receive a flu vaccine.
If your fever is above 101, i would wait until you feel better before receiving the vaccine. Keep in mind however, that the sooner you become immunized, the sooner you will be protected! if york are less than 50 years old and do not have active asthma, you may want to consider the nasal flu vaccine, flumist.
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Dr. Randall Bock
your immune system can multitask. Does all of the time. If you already are sick, it's not that the flu shot would work, you just might confuse some reaction to the flu shot with your illness.
Dr. Randall Bock
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get your flu shot
Your immune system can "multitask".
It is unlikely at this point of the season that you have genuine influenza, and your immune system can handle whatever cold you might have currently and, as well, the inactive (dead) virus-particles that constitute the influenza vaccination.

In brief: Get your flu shot
Your immune system can "multitask".
It is unlikely at this point of the season that you have genuine influenza, and your immune system can handle whatever cold you might have currently and, as well, the inactive (dead) virus-particles that constitute the influenza vaccination.
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