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The Swine Flu shot is used to prevent the flu, not to treat the flu if you already have it. To treat the flu, antiviral medications are more likely to be prescribed, such as Tamiflu.

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yes a swine flu 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 seasonal flu.



Yes a 6 week old Chihuahua can get swine flu.


Yes, it's a vaccination that helps you prevent the swine flu infection.


That will only be needed if a new mutation of the swine flu occurs that the current swine flu vaccine isn't able to prevent. In the 2009-2010 flu season in the US two shots were need, the regular seasonal flu shot and the H1N1/09 Swine flu shot. But in the current 2010-2011 flu season in the US, the seasonal flu vaccination contains the vaccine for swine flu in addition to the other varieties of flu that are expected to be circulating. So only one shot is needed this year for protection in the flu season.


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.


"The shot" is a vaccine for the swine flu. If you get the vaccine, then, in theory, you don't get the swine flu. If you didn't get it, then you didn't "survive" it, because "surviving" it means that you got the disease but didn't die from it. So, zero is the answer. On the other hand, the swine flu is no more deadly than the common flu, so the vast majority of the people who got the swine flu survived it.


Last flu season, 2009-2010, you needed two shots. But this year the seasonal flu shot also protects against swine flu, so, in the US, you only need one flu shot for the 2010-2011 flu season.


No, but if you get swine flu and regular flu shot, it will be harder to get the flu.


I don't know what your trying to say but i heard in the news that if you receive the seasonal flu shot,your more likely to get 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 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.



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.


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.


It really doesn't matter as long as you have the shot.


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


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 your local pharmacies. Many national drug store chains, grocery stores with pharmacies, and local drug stores give them, such as Kroger, Walgreen's, CVS, Walmart, etc.


is the swine flu in Oregon yet is the swine flu in Oregon yet is the swine flu in Oregon yet is the swine flu in Oregon yet


around £30 In the US, the typical cost is $25. In the 2010-2011 flu season, the swine flu vaccine is included in the regular seasonal flu shot. During the pandemic the monovalent swine flu shots were provided free by the US government.


No, Swine Flu is just one strain of the many flu viruses. Flu is an abbreviation for influenza. So Swine Flu is a type of flu, but all flu is not the swine flu, there are other kinds.


It depends on what they review. It may not be healthy for you


If the swine flu virus doesn't mutate too much, then the vaccination for the original type of swine flu that you had should still protect you from it. But if it has mutated then you might need a different vaccine for that slightly different virus. However, so far there is no indication of a wide difference between the swine flu virus still in outbreaks in some parts of the world and the one the vaccine was for in the 2009-2010 flu season. That said, just to be on the safe side, the 2010-2011 seasonal flu shot will contain the most current vaccine for swine flu, in addition to the vaccines for the other predicted types of flu, that we will most likely see in this season. So in this year's flu season, only a single flu shot will be needed for protection of seasonal flu strains as well as the swine flu strain.


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.


The swine flu is PURPLE. :]



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