How long after the flu shot can you get the Swine Flu shot?

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In the US for the 2010-2011 flu season, the vaccination will contain vaccines for the H1N1/09 Swine flu along with the other two flu viruses expected to be circulating. So only one flu shot will be necessary this time.
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How long does it take to get a flu shot?

In the US, the seasonal flu shots are being given in many locations such as pharmacies, doctor's offices, and even grocery stores. In addition to the doctor's offices, some of these other locations accept appointments, and you would have little wait if you made an appointment in advance. Since yo ( Full Answer )

How long is the flu shot effective?

You will be protected for life against that exact subtype/strain of the flu virus that was contained in the vaccine (or that you caught which caused you to be ill), and you will likely also have some cross-over protection from very similar strains. However, viruses do mutate easily, and if la ( Full Answer )

How long does the flu shot last?

You will be protected for life against that exact subtype/strain of the flu virus that was contained in the vaccine (or that you caught which caused you to be ill), and you will likely also have some cross-over protection from very similar strains. However, viruses do mutate easily, and if la ( Full Answer )

Why would two Swine Flu shots be needed?

The vaccines approved for use in the US will only require a single dose for most people to develop immunity to H1N1/09 swine flu. It was originally believed that two might have been needed because it is a totally new strain of influenza that has never existed before. That means that would take a st ( Full Answer )

If you get a vaccination shot will you die from the flu or swine flu?

For goodness sake, no. This is the last kind of thing that should be going around as a rumor, especially at the time when people who are at greatest risk should be getting a vaccination shot. The vaccines for flu shots is made from "dead" or weakened virus particles that can not make you sick with ( Full Answer )

When did the Swine Flu shots begin?

The vaccine for the 2009 pandemic swine flu was released just around the beginning of the flu season in 2009-2010.

Is the swine flu shot going to be mandatory?

It is not currently mandatory in the US, although it is highly recommended that all who can, should get the vaccine, especially if they are among the groups at high risk for complications from this A-H1N1/09 influenza (see below for list of these groups). There are some countries that have made the ( Full Answer )

Should you get the flu shot first or the Swine Flu shot?

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 ( Full Answer )

Which hurts more a flu shot or a swine flu shot?

There is no difference in how the shot feels for either type of vaccine. They are the exact same thing except for the difference in the strain of the flu that is included in the vaccine. If you are between the ages of 2 and 49, and healthy and not pregnant, you may be a candidate for the nasal mi ( Full Answer )

Is the Swine Flu shot really a shot?

They don't shoot you, and it isn't a 'shot' of a drink, it's a needle in the arm. In the 2009-2010 flu season there was a mist as well as a shot for the vaccination for swine flu. In the 2010-2011 flu season the vaccine for swine flu protection is included in the one vaccination for the seasona ( Full Answer )

Where do they give the Swine Flu shot?

The injection is usually given intramuscularly (in the muscle) of the upper arm in adults and in the thigh in small children and infants over 6 months (no vaccinations can be given to infants less than 6 months old since their immune systems are not yet mature enough until then). If you mean wher ( Full Answer )

Where can you get a Swine Flu shot?

In the US in the 2012-2013 flu season, the H1N1/09 swine flu vaccine is included once again in the "regular" trivalent and quadravalent vaccines that have been prepared for the seasonal flu. No separate vaccination is needed.

Do you have to get a flu shot?

No, but getting one will cut your odds of getting the flu down to almost 0%. Some people go through the flu season without getting a flu shot and don't get the flu (but they are an exception and very lucky and healthy people). Anyone who does not want to be sick with the flu or give it to people ( Full Answer )

Is the Swine Flu shot active?

If the question is whether the virus in the vaccine is inactivated "dead" or is attenuated "weakened", then the H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu vaccine comes in both types. The vaccine for the injection contains only inactivated virus particles. The vaccine for nasal spray contains viruses that have been ( Full Answer )

Can you have both a seasonal flu shot and a Swine Flu shot?

Yes you could, there would be no medical reason not to, as in the 2009 - 2010 flu season when both were administered, often at the same time. However, in the 2012 - 2013 flu season in the US, the swine flu vaccine is included in the seasonal flu vaccinations that are trivalent and one is quadrava ( Full Answer )

Is the Swine Flu shot worth getting?

yeah. The question is not getting the swine flu shot worth your life? The swine flu is like a regular cold if u get it it will clear up eventually. If u get the shot which has lead & other harmful stuff it will harm u later in life. Think about it they came up with the vaccine 2 soon

Where can you get the Swine Flu shot in AZ?

In the 2011-2012 Flu Season in the US, the swine flu A-H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu vaccine is included as one of the three types of flu viruses in the seasonal flu shot. So you don't have to get a separate vaccination this year for the swine flu as was needed in the 2009-2010 flu season. Check you ( Full Answer )

If you dont get the Swine Flu shot will you die?

You could, especially if you are among the high risk groups. See the related questions below for more information on the high risk groups such as those with pregnancy, asthma, etc. The death rate from the pandemic swine flu is lower than that of the seasonal flu, but younger and healthier people a ( Full Answer )

Why are Swine Flu shots bad for you?

because if you do get the swine flu vactionation it will higher the chances of dying because you did get the vactionation than if you didnt get it because all it really does to you is is make you throw up and half of the people that did die from the swine flu most likely already had a different sick ( Full Answer )

Can you get hepatitis C from swine flu shot?

One said "I DID in 1976 at fort Lenard wood Mo" A differing view is that The flu shot doesnt give you Hepatitus C but it does agrivate those who already have itt and makes it worse, which some might mistake for causing the disease...

Who has to get the flu shot?

Anyone who does not want to be sick with the flu or give it to people close to them who would not tolerate being that ill, such as infants, senior citizens, those with certain diseases that have compromised their immune systems, etc. Also, in the US, some health care workers in some states where ( Full Answer )

What do you do after you get the flu shot?

Take some medicine such as Ibuprofen so the pain isn't too bad later on. It is also recommended that you move arm you got the flu shot in around.

Where can you get flu shot?

A LOT of places give flu shots. Pharmacies, Instant Care Units in stores like grocery stores, doctor's offices, etc. However, some places may not have a nurse available so you have to be over 18 years of age to get a flu shot there.

How much does the swine flu shot cost?

In the US, the vaccine and supplies for the vaccination administration are provided free of cost by the government to anyone who wishes to have the vaccination, however, any private providers who administer the vaccinations may charge for their administration services. If you get it from one of the ( Full Answer )

Can you get the Swine Flu shot if you have TB?

It is usually not recommended to get a flu vaccination if you have an active infection. If your TB is active, then you should consult a physician to make the decision of the risks of each in your case.

How much money is the Swine Flu shot?

In the US, in the 2012 - 2013 flu season, some pharmacies are offering the annual seasonal vaccinations (which contain the swine flu vaccine again this year along with two other different types of flu vaccines), many at $25, such as Walmart and Kroger. The cost does vary, usually due to some places ( Full Answer )

Do you have to get the Swine Flu shot?

You don't have to get the swine flu shot in the US, unless you are a health care worker in some states that require it by law (such as NY). Other countries are requiring the vaccinations. It is highly recommended that anyone who can should get the A-H1N1/09, especially if you are in one of the gro ( Full Answer )

Can you get Swine Flu shot if you have flu like symptoms?

You should not get the flu shot if you have any illness that is causing a fever at the time of the shot. A fever indicates that your body is already working to get rid of some infectious-causing organism (or at least something that seems like one to your immune system). If your body is busy with ( Full Answer )

What should you do if you get a rash from the swine flu shot?

You should contact your doctor and tell them about your symptoms and exactly when you got the flu shot. You may have an allergy and they will need to let you know if you need anything to treat the rash other than over the counter medicines. Your doctor's office can give you advice on what medicine ( Full Answer )

Are people that are 10 getting the swine flu shot in the thigh?

Most children do get intramuscular injections in the thigh, but by the time they are 10, they probably are starting to get them in the upper arm like adults, depending on the amount of muscle mass they have and their over-all body size.

Does the swine flu shot make you sick?

Most flu vaccinations do not make many people sick. There are very few significant adverse reactions reported to the vaccine safety monitoring agencies and very rare deaths (usually from severe allergic reactions to the egg protein in the vaccines). Most vaccines give only mild soreness, redness and ( Full Answer )

Why doesn't the Swine Flu shot work?

It does work. It just can have a bad reaction within a person though, although that happening with any pure vaccine is extremely unlikely. You might have mistaken the swine flu for the normal flu, and think it doesn't work. The symptoms are exactly the same (its really the same virus, except it spre ( Full Answer )

Where do you get your Swine Flu vaccination shot?

You can get it this flu season (2010-2011) any place you can get the seasonal "regular" flu shot (if you are in the US), since it is included with the standard flu vaccine this year, no separate vaccination is required like in 2009. There is no shortage of the vaccine. Places in the US that provi ( Full Answer )

Do you need a Swine Flu shot if you have had Swine Flu?

Every exposure to a flu virus will provide lifetime immunity against that exact type of flu in an otherwise healthy person, and so does exposure to the virus in the swine flu shot. However, a virus can mutate (change), even over a matter of weeks. It is possible, then, to get that new form of the ( Full Answer )

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

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 carri ( Full Answer )

Are Swine Flu shots really necessary?

The swine flu vaccine will be included in the seasonal flu shot in the US flu season of 2010-2011, so a separate shot won't be necessary this year. They are highly recommended by medical professionals. They are proven safe and effective over decades of use with very very low adverse incidents. Mo ( Full Answer )

How long after you have a cold can you get a flu shot?

You can get a flu shot any time, even with a cold, as long as you haven't had a high fever in the past 48 hours. However, it isn't a good idea to go out into public when you have an active infection, so if you can wait until after you feel better, it will help prevent your spreading the cold to othe ( Full Answer )

How long should you wait after having the flu to get a flu shot?

As long as you are fever-free for at least 24 hours straight without using any fever reducing medicine like Tylenol, you are not able to spread the flu to others so it would be okay to be in public then. You can get flu shots as long as you don't have any high fever, it is best to wait at least 48 h ( Full Answer )

Why get flu shots?

For protection against catching and being sick with the flu. See the related question below about how vaccinations work.

Does the flu shot have swine ingredients?

No. The only animal product in the vaccine is egg or chicken protein remnants from the culturing process of the flu virus, and that is in microscopic amounts. See the related question for more information on the ingredients of the swine flu shot.

Can a Mexican take the swine flu shot?

Yes, just as anyone of any country of origin or citizenship can. Ancestry, culture, and ethnicity are not involved in the determination of who can and can't take the vaccination.

How long can you expect to have flu symptoms after the flu shot?

It is possible, but not common, for people to have mild symptoms of achy muscles and even a low grade temperature from a flu vaccination. If that occurs, it should be gone within a few days. If it continues and if symptoms worsen, you could actually have the flu. Even when you have a vaccination you ( Full Answer )

How long does a flu shot hurt?

Mine didn't this year at all. The worst one ever hurt for about 5 seconds and sort of ached for a couple days, but not enough to bother me unless my jerk Friend poked me in that spot.

How long after a fever can you get the flu shot?

After a mild illness with a minor infection, once you have been fever-free for a full 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicines, it would be okay for most healthy adults to be in public and to get their vaccination. If it has been a more serious infection or if you still have fever, then you s ( Full Answer )

How long after the flu should you get the flu shot?

You shouldn't. You already had that strain of the flu. You cannot get that strain anymore, so a flu shot would be pointless. Unless, of course, it's a shot for a different strain of flu.

What does the flu shot do to you?

There is much evidence that they are tainted; and one would do wellto educate themselves on the matter.