If you get the shot does the shot give you the H1N1 flu?

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No, the whole point of a vaccine is to protect us from the virus; boosting our immunity.

The flu vaccine is made with either "dead" (inactivated) or "weak" (attenuated) viruses that can not give you the flu.
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Why is the current flu shot containing H1N1 ineffective on the current Swine Flu?

The influenza that is currently creating an epidemic and that has been being called the "2009 Swine Flu" is a Type A H1N1 virus, but it is not the only one that is scientifically identified this way. This particular virus has mutated from the H1N1 virus that was a pig virus and not really a human vi ( Full Answer )

Does the regular seasonal flu shot help prevent the H1N1-09 Swine Flu?

Yes, it does again in the US in the 2012-2013 flu season as it did in the prior flu season. See the related questions section for more information about the vaccines in 2012-2013 flu season. 2012-2013 For the 2011-2012 flu season in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce ( Full Answer )

Can pharmacy technicians give flu shots?

Not sure what the answer is it might vary state by state. I know a few years ago that was discussed. But with the advent of the walk-in care centers like Walgreens has- the nurse practicioners want to protect their turf. The pharmacy schools have had training for their graduates but I know Northeast ( Full Answer )

Local retailers are offering flu shots right now that they claim include the H1N1 strain while the CDC states that an H1N1 vaccine will not be available until mid October - what gives?

The seasonal flu shots for the 2009-2010 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere do not contain the vaccine for Pandemic A-H1N1/09 Swine Flu. To be fully protected from influenza this season, you will need to take the regular seasonal flu shot and then also another shot of the Pandemic A-H1N1/09 Swin ( Full Answer )

Got flu shot 2 weeks ago now I have the flu is it H1N1?

Without a test there is no way to know for sure. It can take a couple of weeks for full immunity to develop after a flu shot, so it could be that it is seasonal flu, too. The symptoms are the same and the treatment is the same. Just stay home and try not to pass it along. Contact your doctor if ( Full Answer )

Does the flu shot give flu like symptoms?

The vaccine is made either out of influenza virus that is weakened so that it can not cause disease in those patients for whom it is approved (this is only in the nasal spray type of vaccinations), or it is an inactivated ("dead") virus in the flu shot that only contains fragments of "killed" influe ( Full Answer )

Are you more likely to get H1N1 if you had a flu shot?

No. In some cases you are much less likely to. Scenario #1: You get a flu shot for the seasonal flu. If you are exposed to the A-H1N1/09 Swine Flu at any time before or after the seasonal flu shot, you will be no more or less likely to get A-H1N1/09 than if you hadn't had the shot. You will, howe ( Full Answer )

What angle do you give flu shot?

This depends on the length of the needle you are using, the location chosen for the shot, and the size of the person being injected. Flu vaccine is given as an IM (intramuscular) injection. For most people, a regular 25 or 22 gauge needle that is one inch or one and one half inches long is the pr ( Full Answer )

How do you give the flu shot?

It is given by IM (intramuscular) injection in the recommended site of the deltoid muscle (upper arm), ideally using a one to one and a half inch long 22 or 25 gauge needle. The site should be prepped with alcohol. The vaccine may need to be shaken before use if there is any cloudiness or precipit ( Full Answer )

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to get the H1N1 flu shot?

Yes, definitely. It is recommended for pregnant women. In the US: The following excerpts from a September 3, 2009 guidance document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are about 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine and Pregnant Women: . Influenza vaccines have not been shown to ( Full Answer )

Can the flu shot give you a stomach flu?

No. The "stomach flu" is not actually a type of influenza, it is a misnomer. There is currently no vaccine for the virus that does cause this gastroenteritis (usually a norovirus) called "stomach flu". It is actually viral gastroenteritis, also sometimes called "Norwalk Flu." Therefore, the seasonal ( Full Answer )

Does the flu shot protect from H1N1?

Yes, in the US it does now. The 2010-2011 flu season's flu shot was made to contain the vaccine for H1N1/09 "Pandemic Swine Flu" in addition to the vaccines for two other types of flu that were expected to be creating illness during that flu season. It will not hurt to take the vaccine again if you ( 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 )

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 )

What is in the H1N1 flu shot injection?

For the 2012 -2013 Flu Season in the Northern Hemisphere, the H1N1 vaccine is included in the "regular" seasonal flu shot that is trivalent (contains vaccine for three different types of flu). The contents are for the most part the same as listed in the answer below. Also see the related links and r ( Full Answer )

Can a nursing student give out flu shots?

In the US, in most states nursing students must work under the direct supervision of an RN in their clinical practice during training. RN's must work under the supervision of a physician. If the nursing student is operating solely on his/her own and has no licensed person supervising them, then they ( Full Answer )

What is the difference between the H1N1 shot and a regular flu shot?

They are currently made exactly the same in the US with all the same ingredients, except the strain of the flu is the A-H1N1/09 strain in the H1N1 shot and the seasonal flu shot has three different types of seasonal flu. The strains of virus that are in the 2009 - 2010 seasonal flu shot in the US a ( Full Answer )

Can you get H1N1 shot and flu mist together?

You can take the H1N1/09 swine flu shot and a nasal mist for the seasonal flu at the same time. There would be no reason to take the swine flu shot at the same time as the swine flu nasal mist since both do the same thing, so that should not be done. You can take a swine flu nasal mist at ( Full Answer )

Will the H1N1 shot keep you from getting swine flu?

The H1NI vaccine SHOULD keep you safe. Still though, it is possible to contract it even if you have been vaccinated. The good new is that IF you do get it after you have been vaccinated, the symptoms will be very, very mild.

If you had H2N2 flu in 1957 do you need H1N1 shot?

Yes. There has never been a vaccine made for a strain that was close enough to the current H1N1/09 pandemic flu to have allowed our immune systems to make antibodies that would be a good fit to the new flu. So, no prior vaccinations will have provided any protection for the pandemic swine flu. Wh ( Full Answer )

Can you get H1N1 flu shot if you have a cold?

Most people can, because most people don't get a fever from a cold. If you have a fever, you should not get a flu shot, but if you only have a mild cold without fever, it is okay to go ahead and get the vaccination, if you are an otherwise healthy person.

Where to get the H1N1 shot?

You can get the shot at places even like CVS, but other places include clinics and the doctor's. . Hope this helps!

Where in Miami can you get the H1N1 flu shot?

You can go to a private clinic or check with your local county health department. Usually, h1n1 flu vaccine is free of charge from county health department.

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.

If you have had H1N1 do you still need to get the shot?

No, the shot contains a dead organism from the h1n1 flu. When you get the shot your body creates antibodies to fight the flu. Then your body fights the flu before it can infect your body. If you've already have the flu, you already have antibodies to fight the flu

What is the time span from receiving the seasonal flu shot to the H1N1 shot vaccine?

Actually you can take them at the same time. You can not mix the vaccines in the same shot, but you can take them in separate shots at the same time. You can also take one by nasal spray and the other by injection at the same time. The only combination that doesn't work is to take both the season ( Full Answer )

Why do people not get the H1N1 09 flu shot?

There are very many rumors, myths, and a lot of misinformation being passed around about the vaccines for the H1N1/09 flu, and people who listen to this non-scientific and incorrect information become afraid and don't want to get the shot. The risks of having the flu and getting very ill or even dy ( Full Answer )

Why do doctors give you flu shots?

Because when you get a certain type of flu shot i helps yourbody recognize it in a small dose so your antibodies are able tofight off the virus thus leaving your immune system strong againstthat certain type of flu, but if you don't get flu shots you riskyour immune system to weaken and your white b ( Full Answer )

How many times should you take H1N1 flu shot?

You just need one in your lifetime, but if the influenza mutates and adapts to your defenses, you will need a new vaccine against the new modified virus.

If you had an H1N1 shot can you still get H1N1 flu?

You could get a strain of the H1N1 flu virus that was not the same kind of virus that was in the flu shot. There are several different strains of H1N1 influenza. The pandemic swine flu A-H1N1/09 has not mutated enough yet to keep you from still being immune to that strain, but if you are exposed ano ( Full Answer )

Do you only have to get the H1N1 flu shot once in your life?

you don't have to get the H1N1 flu shot if you don't want to. It is completely your choice. But it is recommended because the H1N1 flu is probably not very fun because you are home for a long time and you feel miserable.

Can you give a flu shot with a TB needle?

The traditional formulation for flu vaccine injections are intended to be given intramuscularly (IM) and a TB needle would not be long enough to reach the muscle tissue, therefore the answer is no. There is a new vaccine now approved in the US that uses a special needle that is very short, since tha ( Full Answer )

Should you aspirate when giving a flu shot?

It is typical to gently aspirate before injecting solutions into muscle to be sure the needle is not in a vein. Since flu vaccines are given IM (intra-muscularly) then it is usual for this to be done so the vaccine does not get put into a vein by mistake.

Why get flu shots?

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

Can you give a horse with the flu a flu shot?

In general, no - most veterinarians will not vaccinate a horsewith a fever because the immune system typically doesn't react aswell to the vaccine. It is usually better to wait until a few daysafter the fever breaks and the infection is resolved before givingvaccines.

Was the flu shot for 2010-2011 flu season also for the H1N1 virus?

Yes, it did also protect against the pandemic swine flu H1N1/09. So does the 2011-2012 vaccine. In the US, the first pandemic swine flu vaccine was available for the 2009-2010 flu season and was given in a separate vaccination than the "regular" flu vaccine for the seasonal flu. Then in 2010, the ( Full Answer )

How do they give you the nasal shot for the flu?

The nasal forms of the flu vaccines are used as an aerosol mist that you sniff, there is no shot or needle involved. They squirt it up your nose, and then the stuff goes down your throat. It's great if you hate shots, but you taste it all day down the back of your throat.

Who should get the H1N1 flu shot?

If you are asking in general who should be vaccinated against the H1N1/09 flu, the answer is: Everyone who can and has not yet been. That means everyone except those already vaccinated, those with allergies to the ingredients in the vaccines and except anyone who has had an untoward reaction to the ( Full Answer )

Where can you go in Winnipeg to get the H1N1 flu shot?

Contact your pharmacist and he should be able to tell you specific locations. In the US for the 2011-2012 flu season, the trivalent seasonal flu vaccine contains the vaccine for the H1N1/09 virus along with the two other types of flu vaccines that are selected for this flu season. Most Northern Hemi ( Full Answer )

Why don't flu shots give people a flu infection?

Because the infectious agent (the flu virus) contained in the vaccine is either "dead"/inactivated (for the injected types) or weakened/attenuated but "alive." Neither can make you sick, but it can trigger your immune system to make you immune if the real thing is encountered.

How do you give a flu shot in the butt?

You really should have formal training in this before attempting it. One reason is that in giving an injection in the buttocks, you must be very aware of the anatomy and location of various blood vessels and nerve bundles to avoid injury to the patient. Generally, intramuscular injections in the Glu ( Full Answer )

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.