Probably not. Each year the ingredients in the flu vaccine are different, because each year different strains of the influenza virus are going around. They have to make up a new vaccine each year, to be sure it contains all the right strains that will provide immunity for the kinds of flu that are circulating at that time. Since the vaccine for the seasonal flu for this year in thehas just been manufactured and released very recently, it would not seem possible for it to be already expired. If you use a vaccine from a prior year (the more likely scenario if the expiration date on the bottle has already passed), then you will not be fully protected against the strains of virus that will be causing flu this year and may be taking something that could be harmful in addition to providing no protection.
You should talk to those at the source of the vaccine to find out why the vaccine would be expired.
Expiration date on the vial.
According to the NIH webpage for their employees, it's "several weeks" for seasonal flu vaccine and "2 weeks" for H1N1 vaccine.
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No, you cannot get the flu from the swine flu vaccine. What the H1N1 vaccine does is inject dead or weakened flu germs. That way if you do get the flu, your body will know what to do. But you can't get the flu from the vaccine.
A tuberculin syringe is not likely to have a long enough needle to give an intramuscular flu vaccine.
Vaccine can prevent the flu.
In a way. Originally we needed to take a separate vaccination for the swine flu. Beginning in the 2010 - 2011 flu season, the regular seasonal flu vaccine was adjusted to include the vaccine for the swine flu. So now you can be protected from swine flu by taking the regular seasonal flu shot in the US.
Yes, you can get flu vaccine and varicella vaccine at the same time.
Chicken eggs are used as the medium to grow the viruses that are used in the preparation of the vaccine.
Q-pan is the approved vaccine for Avian Flu or H5N1.
You can get flu vaccine once you no longer have a fever over 100.4.
The flu vaccine is recommended for children and the elderly but nobody is forced to get it. Whether or not to get a flu vaccine is a personal choice.
In the US in the 2010-2011 flu season: The seasonal flu shot will include the vaccine for H1N1/09, so you won't need a separate shot for the swine flu this year, and you will get all the protection in one vaccination.In the 2009-2010 flu season:It doesn't matter which shot you get first, as far as being protected from both the seasonal flu and the swine flu is concerned, as long as you do get both types of vaccinations. The two vaccines can not be mixed in one shot. You can take both shots on the same day. As of the end of October, 2009 in the US, there is plenty of seasonal flu vaccine available, while the swine flu vaccine is still being reserved for those at highest risk until the production of the vaccine catches up with the demand. You should not wait to get the seasonal flu vaccine until the swine flu vaccine is available to your risk group in your location for best protection against the seasonal flu. Go ahead and get the seasonal flu shot as soon as you can, and then get the H1N1 (swine flu) shot as soon as it is available to you, too.The nasal mist vaccinations for the two types of flu can not be given at the same time. Live 2009 H1N1 vaccine (the type used in the nasal sprays) can be administered at the same visit as any other live or inactivated vaccine EXCEPT seasonal live attenuated influenza vaccine.
What you are talking about is a vaccine that is given by injection so you will not get the flu. The flu mutate all the time so you will need to get vaccines for each new strain. The first vaccine was used in 1940 during WWII.
It is early February 2010, so it is not too late now to get a seasonal flu shot if you have not had one for the 2009 - 2010 flu season. The seasonal flu shot protects against three more types of flu viruses. With the seasonal shot and the swine flu H1N1 vaccinations, you will be protected against the four types of flu that have been prevalent this season.
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The outer coating of the flu virus continually changes its shape. The flu vaccine uses a weak form of the virus with a similar shape to the most common types of flu. By the next year, a new type of flu is circulating. If you get a vaccine, it will be for a virus with a different shape. You will have the option of getting a vaccine for the new type of flu.
Influenza vaccines are used for the seasonal flu and for swine flu (H1N1/09). There is no vaccine commercially available for the Bird (Avian) Flu. See the related questions for more details.
No. Viruses are gone from your body when your immune system has successfully fought them off. A vaccine is not a treatment for the flu, it is used to prevent the flu.
No it can't. A flue vaccine can only be used if it is taken internally. If the flu vaccine is very small it might work like an ice cube just swallow it. The best job is the mist and shot, though, because the cells are not changed or frozen.
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You are not immune to Influenza. Even getting the yearly flu vaccine is no guarantee that a person won't get the flu. You can get the flu but it won't be as bad as it could be if you hadn't received the flu vaccine.
Each flu vaccine is targeted to specific varieties of the flu virus. Unless another type of flu is very similar to the targeted virus, it will not be prevented with that vaccine. Having said that, since the 2010-2011 flu season through to the current 2011-2012 season, the "regular" seasonal flu vaccine, which always contains three types of flu vaccine (trivalent), has included the swine flu along with the other two varieties to which the vaccine was targeted. So in that sense, at least currently, the swine flu vaccination is effective against the regular flu since vaccines for each type are put together in one vaccination.