Conditions and Diseases
Cold and Flu
Can you have the flu twice?
The FLU constantly mutates into different strains. It is possible to get the flu more than once in any given year and even though the immune system has built immunity to one strain, it is possible to catch another.
Is it harmful for a 4 year old to receive the flu shot twice?
Asked in Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
If you have the Swine Flu can you get it again?
well getting swine flu twice is about as likely as getting chicken pox twice. it is possible and does happen to people however it is not that common. So u can get swine flu twice however its harder to get it the second time and i do not think anyone has got swine flu for the third time as its basically impossible as the first and second time you have to take tami-flu which helps fight swine therefore making it impossible to get it a third time as the immune system is to strong. hope i helped. please leave feedback on my message board.
Can you catch the same flu twice?
If you are exposed to an identical version of the flu that you had previously after you have recovered fully from it the first time, then your body should have developed immunity to all genetically identical kinds of flu and you would not get it a second time. However, the flu can change by mutations and if it does change enough that the immune system no longer sees it as identical, then you would not have immunity to the mutated strain. This is a similar concept to why we need different seasonal flu vaccine every year and why there are no vaccines for the common cold. You can get the flu twice in one season, but it would not be the same flu virus.
Can you catch the flu twice in the same month?
Can you catch the same virus twice?
Usually not the same exact one that you had previously, if you are an otherwise healthy person with a healthy immune system. An example is the flu. Influenza is caused by a virus. If you are exposed to an identical version of the flu that you had previously after you have recovered fully from it the first time, then your body should have developed immunity to all genetically identical kinds of flu and you would not get it a second time. However, the flu can change by mutations and if it does change enough that the immune system no longer sees it as identical, then you would not have immunity to the mutated strain. You can get the flu twice, but if the immune system is properly functioning, it would not be the same flu virus.
Asked in Cold and Flu, Vaccinations
Is it harmful to you if you received a flu shot twice this year by mistake and you are 65 years of age?
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Can you get the flu twice?
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Can you catch the same flu twice in two weeks?
Yes, depends on your immune system . Everyone says you can't get the same flu twice in a row within 1-2 weeks, and if you get another flu within that time period, and it's the same symptoms but last longer or shorter, it's the SAME, it's just your body's getting it all out so you won't have it again. Until or if it comes in contact with you in a few months or years or if lucky not at all, that's why NO one asks " can you get the flu three times or four times or five times within a ______ amount of time" comen since.!
Can you get a shot to cure the flu if you have already had a flu shot and caught the flu?
If you actively have the flu, then the flu shot will not cure it. The flu shot is a preventative measure. There are many strains of flu. Once you have a strain of flu, you are immune to it in the future. The flu shot changes year to year in anticipation of what strains will be prevalent. Once you have gotten the flu shot, there is no need to get the same flu shot that year.