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If you get the swine flu shot can you carry the swine flu?

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If you are asking if the flu shot will give you the flu so you then can give it to others, then the answer is no. Flu shots are made from viruses that have been changed to be ineffective at causing flu infections, you will not get the flu from the flu shot.

If you are asking if you can be a carrier of the flu even though you have not had it and only came in contact with the virus by way of the flu shot, then that answer is also no, because of the same reason.

Flu shots in the US have proven to be very safe over decades of use with very few incidents of any untoward effects (including last year's swine flu shot). The risk of carrying the flu to others is greatly increased if you do not get the shot. Do yourself and those around you a big favor and get the flu shot now.

The 2010-2011 flu season has just begun in the US, so it is time right now to get that seasonal flu shot, which will also contain the vaccine for swine flu this year.
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