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Will the seasonal flu protect me from swine flu if I get the shot AFTER exposure to he virus?

Yes and no. Yes, it can be of value if your exposure did not give you the flu, since later exposures or different flu strains would be less worrisome. However, it takes about 2 wks for the vaccine to generate enough of an immune response to prevent it.So if you wait until after exposed, it wouldn't stop the progression to illness from that exposure. Read more...