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Can I get a flu vaccine if I woke up with the chills?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Aileen Caceres
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Wait until better
Flu vaccines have attenuated virus particles and are engineered to give you a small dose of virus like particles so that your body can mount an immune response and fight off the real infection in the future.
If you are feeling sick, before getting the flu vaccine it will be hard to tell if your symptoms are from a vaccine a reaction or a normal progression of your cold. Check with your doc first.

In brief: Wait until better
Flu vaccines have attenuated virus particles and are engineered to give you a small dose of virus like particles so that your body can mount an immune response and fight off the real infection in the future.
If you are feeling sick, before getting the flu vaccine it will be hard to tell if your symptoms are from a vaccine a reaction or a normal progression of your cold. Check with your doc first.
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Dr. Aileen Caceres
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Vaccines should not be given if there is a risk of current infection.

In brief: No
Vaccines should not be given if there is a risk of current infection.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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