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

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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.
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Who can get the Swine Flu?

The people who can get it are elderly people, kids baby's and well almost everyone.

What to do if you get the Swine Flu?

4 Easy steps 1. Do not panic.. 2. Stay inside. Keep your family inside. 3. Book a doctor's home visit appointment. 4. Avoid contact with the community.

How can you not get swine flu?

A good way to keep clean from the swine flu is wash your hands. Make sure you wash hands before and after you eat. In case there are any germs on your hands and when you eat they can get into your mouth. Another really important thing is after you use the restroom. Make sure you wash your hands for ( Full Answer )

What can the swine flu do to you?

sometimes it can make you die and sometimes. It wont all you need to do is go to the doctors and have a swine flu shot dont worry its only a pinch. But remember wear a mask.

How are swine treated for Swine Flu?

They do have some vaccinations to prevent the H1N1 subtype that pigs get (a different strain of virus than the one that causes the pandemic H1N1/09 flu), and sometimes the larger pork producers will have vaccines developed for new strains as they appear in that particular pig farm, so they can vacci ( Full Answer )

Is the Swine Flu out to get you?

Viruses don't "think", so they do not have motives like this. They are simply out to reproduce. They are not alive, they are particles that behave in a certain way mechanically and chemically. The way they reproduce is to get inside a host plant or animal and trick the host's cells to make more vi ( Full Answer )

Do pigs carry Swine Flu?

The same as people, if pigs have the flu they can give it to other pigs, and sometimes (rarely) to people or other animals in close proximity. It is not hard to tell that the pigs are sick, just like people, when they have the flu they look ill. They have fevers and feel rotten, you can see that in ( Full Answer )

Do rabbits carry Swine Flu?

There have not been any reported cases of swine flu in rabbits, although several other mammals besides humans can get H1N1/09. Examples of some of the species in addition to humans that do get it are: swine/pigs, dogs, cats, poultry, and ferrets.

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.

Are chicken eggs carrying the Swine Flu?

No, but the flying pig might be carrying chicken eggs. Chicken eggs are used to make flu vaccines. You cannot get swine flu from a chicken egg.

Have you had Swine Flu?

Yes, but only the medium dose of it. I was in bed for a week and a bit.

What to do when you have swine flu?

From what I've been able to gather reading various reports and blogs (most recently Dr. Sanjay Gupta's own run in with the virus) there's nothing much TO do. Swine flu is much like the regular flu in it symptoms and its remedies. Dr. Gupta for instance was only given Tylenol and fluids. That's it. B ( Full Answer )

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.

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...

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 )

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

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.

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 )

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 )

What do you have when you have the swine flu?

Swine flu is a strain of one of the Type A influenza viruses in the subtype of H1N1. When you have it, you have a viral infection in your lungs and respiratory system which is known as the flu (influenza). You can get symptoms with it that are as mild as a common cold or you can get very severe comp ( 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 )

How do you no i have Swine Flu?

Because if you do then you'll have a cough, running nose, headache, sour throat, high temperature (when its freezing cold)

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 )

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 )

Who get the swine flu?

Most people who are not vaccinated against the swine flu or who have not had the swine flu will get it if exposed to it. Those who have had the vaccines will be immune.

What can carry the Swine Flu?

The original Influenza Type A, H1N1 was a disease only in pigs, before a few people who worked very closely with the pigs started to get it. The different and newer Pandemic A-H1N1/09 (2009 Swine Flu) has also been transmitted back to a pig from a human with H1N1/09, this worker at a pig farm was ( Full Answer )

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.

What organisms carry Swine Flu?

Swine flu is not carried on organisms unless the organism is infected with the virus that causes the flu, which is typically over in 7 to 10 days. The organism responsible for the illness of swine influenza is the influenza virus itself. Organisms that are known to be susceptible to this type of inf ( Full Answer )

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.