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I have had chills headache body hurts could this be the flu even if i had the flu shot?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In any season we have at least 4-6 strains of flu circling the globe & air travel mixes/spreads it quickly.
Flu virus mutates rapidly & the vaccine has the most recent & frequent strains but can't have them all. You could have a mutated strain or one not in the vaccine. You could also have something else. The flu shot is not perfect but it is the best we have. I get mine every year (X40+).

In brief: Yes

In any season we have at least 4-6 strains of flu circling the globe & air travel mixes/spreads it quickly.
Flu virus mutates rapidly & the vaccine has the most recent & frequent strains but can't have them all. You could have a mutated strain or one not in the vaccine. You could also have something else. The flu shot is not perfect but it is the best we have. I get mine every year (X40+).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The flu shot does not protect you from all types of flu.

In brief: Yes

The flu shot does not protect you from all types of flu.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. David Leszkowitz
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes

In brief: Yes

Yes
Dr. David Leszkowitz
Dr. David Leszkowitz
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Viral illness

Could be flu or another viral illness.

In brief: Viral illness

Could be flu or another viral illness.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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