Asked in Cold and Flu, Viruses (biological)
Is it possible to get the stomach flu when you got the flu shot?
"Stomach flu" (gastroenteritis) isn't the same kind of flu as that referenced in "flu shot" (influenza). They both use the word "flu" because of a historical impression they were similar, which turns out not to be the case in detail. It's extremely unlikely (I'd say impossible, but almost nothing is literally impossible) to get stomach flu from a flu shot. However, it's perfectly possible to have a flu shot and then get stomach flu. For that matter, it's perfectly possible to have a flu...
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. ...
Can you throw up from the flu shot?
I suppose it is possible since each individual reacts to medications differently and experiences different side effects....but it is very unlikely that is why you threw up. Especially if you have no other symptoms. If you already caught the flu before getting the shot, then it is possible that you threw up because of the flu, but it is a less common symptom of the flu. ...
Can a flu vaccination give you the flu?
It is possible to symptoms OF the flu from a nasal mist, but not a shot. (Symptoms, not the actual thing) The shot is a few archaebacteria that have been mostly shutdown by disinfectants and medicinal combinations, whereas the nasal mist is still an active variation of the virus that is simply non-infectious. If you have any flu symptoms before or after your shot, it means the infectious version of the flu has entered your body, and the shot has likely worsened...
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. ...
Does the flu shot really prevent the flu?
Yes, it will cause your body to create immunity to the specific kind of flu that the vaccine is made to prevent. It is possible for you to get a different type of flu, though, if the shot did not include vaccine to prevent the one you caught. See related questions below for more details about vaccinations. ...
Asked in Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
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 carrier of the flu even though you have not had it and only came in contact with the virus...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Vaccinations, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
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 seasonal flu. ...
Asked in Cold and Flu, Amoxicillin
You are taking amox-clav can you still get the flu shot?
Yes, you can still get the flu shot. The flu shot should not be gotten if you are currently ill, but if you are on antibiotics, it is OK to get. ...
Can you get strep throat if you already have a flu shot?
Absolutely. The flu shot only protects you from the flu, and strep throat is an unrelated illness. ...
Asked in Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
If you get a swine flu shot will the swine flu disappear in a week?
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. ...