What can happen if you get the Swine Flu vaccination and you get Swine Flu will you have to get the vaccination again?
Vaccinations work to give you immunity to infectious diseases by tricking your immune system into thinking you have the virus which makes it develop an immune response and make the antibodies you need to be immune. You can also get immunity by having had the infection. So, you should already be immune through both mechanisms, there would be no reason to get another vaccination.
If you had a swine flu vaccination and then got the diagnosis of swine flu, you did not get it because your vaccination wasn't good and you did not get it from the vaccination. You either had the flu before you got the vaccination but the symptoms had not yet shown up, or you caught the flu between the time of getting the shot and when you had achieved immunity from the shot (it usually takes a week or two with most flu infections to develop the immunity).
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 quadravalent. Trivalent means that there are vaccines for three different flu viruses in the one vaccination. There is a… Read More
Do you mean vaccination? The swine flu doesn't take vacation.
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.
Unless you were tested when you were ill, there is really no way to know for sure which type of flu you may have had. If you were not tested at the time, to be sure you have immunity to the swine flu, it is advised that you get a vaccination. It will not hurt you if you already had the same flu, and it can prevent another illness if the flu you had was… Read More
You would not use an antibiotic to stop yourself from getting a disease, you use a vaccination, and yes, there is a vaccination for swine flu.
Yes, it's a vaccination that helps you prevent the swine flu infection.
A good use of the swine flu virus is to use it in a preventive vaccine so people who get the flu vaccination are safe from suffering the illness. Get your flu vaccination right away for the 2013-2014 flu season!
You really don't need it again this year if you had the vaccination last year and have an otherwise healthy immune system, since there is no indication that the H1N1/09 virus has mutated to a significantly different strain. However, it would not hurt at all to have it again, it just isn't necessary. In the US and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere during the 2010-2011 flu season, the vaccine that was given in a separate… Read More
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.
Everyone who can should get the H1N1/09 vaccination. It is safer to get the vaccine than to get the flu. Flu vaccines have been proven safe and effective, including the vaccines for the swine flu. See the related question below for more information about who should not get the vaccination.
Anyone who has not had a flu vaccination each year since the pandemic and/or has not already had illness from the exact strain of flu as the pandemic swine flu. The annual flu vaccine has contained the H1N1/09 swine flu since the first regular flu season (in 2010 - 2011) after the discovery of the new strain in 2009. In the 2009 - 2010 flu season, a second vaccination against swine flu was required to… Read More
The vaccine was first distributed just at the beginning of the 2009 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. It is included in the regular seasonal flu vaccination again in the 2011-2012 flu season.
Yes. For the 2010-2011 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, the seasonal flu vaccination will include the vaccine for H1N1 (Swine Flu) along with the two other flu viruses that are anticipated to be prevalent this year. So only one flu vaccination is needed for this flu season. You can still take it even if you had the H1N1/09 flu vaccination last year or if you had the flu last year. It will not hurt… Read More
They are available now. In fact, in the 2010-2011 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, the regular seasonal flu vaccination includes the vaccine for H1N1/09 (swine flu). If you already had the vaccine in the 2009-2010 season, it will not harm you and might help you to get it again along with the vaccines for the other flu viruses expected in this flu season.
About 50 years. The only real protection for swine flu is vaccination.
Yes. A flu shot will not prevent colds at all, just the flu. See the related question below for reasons why you may get the flu despite having taken a flu vaccination.
We usually are only sick from one type of flu at a time. So an otherwise healthy person probably won't be sick with the swine flu at the same time they have the regular flu. But after you are over the regular flu, you could get the swine flu if exposed and if you did not get the vaccination to prevent it.
Yes. People of all ages can get the swine flu. You must be careful and cautious, and get the vaccination to prevent it in the first place.
Yes. That vaccine was for an earlier and different version of the Swine Flu virus, so it is not expected to provide any carry-over immunity to the Novel H1N1 pandemic strain. So it is necessary to get the A-H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu vaccination when it is made available to be sure of protection against this mutated strain of the flu.
Get your swine flu (H1N1/09) vaccination prior to the fall and winter flu season in your location. That is right now (October - March) in the Northern Hemisphere. The vaccine for swine flu prevention is included in the regular seasonal flu vaccines in the 2010-2011 flu season, so unlike 2009, there is only a single vaccination required to cover all types of flu that are anticipated to reach us during this season.
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.
Can you have the Swine Flu vaccination if you have had an anaphylactic allergic reaction to penicillin?
There is no similarity between penicillin and the flu vaccine. See the related questions below for more information on who should not get vaccinated for the swine flu.
Yes. The pandemic has been declared over. There remain some isolated outbreaks from time to time and place to place, however, so if you have not received a vaccination for it yet, you should. The swine flu vaccine is included in the seasonal flu vaccination in the 2011-2012 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere.
Are you fully vaccinated after having one Swine Flu vaccination last year or do you need it annually?
One H1N1/09 "Swine Flu" vaccination was determined to be enough in the 2009 clinical trials of the brand new vaccine for the brand new virus. If you had the vaccination it will provide immunity for life to that particular virus. If the virus mutates into a strain that is much different from the one in the prior vaccine, then there may be a need for a new vaccine for the newly formed virus. So far… Read More
How long does immunization against Swine Flu last I was inoculated last year does it cover this year also?
Immunization from a vaccination or from having had that exact type of flu will give you lifetime immunity. However, because viruses tend to mutate into other kinds of flu, your body may not recognize the germs as the same and then you would need protection from the new mutated virus, too. The 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccination in the US contains the H1N1/09 vaccine along with vaccine for two other kinds of flu. If you had… Read More
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.
Children five and under are one of the high risk groups for serious complications from the swine flu requiring hospitalization, it is recommended that children should get the vaccination to prevent infection, the risk of the disease is greater than any risks of a vaccination (which are few). See the related questions for more information about vaccinations for swine flu H1N1/09.
Yes. Its here. Make sure you get the swine flu vaccination and it's free. Remember to always wash your hands a lot and don't share things with a lot of people.
No, vaccination for the seasonal flu will not protect you from the H1N1 (swine) flu. ------------------------- Yes. In the 2010-2011 flu season in the US, the seasonal flu vaccine does contain the H1N1/09 swine flu vaccine along with two other flu viruses. There is no need to get a second flu shot this year like in the 2009-2010 flu season. It won't hurt to get it again if you got it last year or if… Read More
As of the 2011-2012 flu season, it is still circulating in isolated outbreaks. In the Northern Hemisphere there are scattered outbreaks seen. It is expected to be one of the three most common types of flu during this flu season and, therefore, the seasonal flu vaccination protects against it again this year.
There is no vaccination in homeopathy medicinal system.
Actually, Yes he did have swine flu but he's back on his feet again.
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.
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… Read More
Usually you only need a single vaccination each flu season since the seasonal flu vaccination contains vaccine against the three mostly likely types of flu to be circulating during that season. In the pandemic of H1N1 in 2009, two vaccinations were needed, one for the three types of seasonal flu and one for H1N1/09 "swine flu." In the 2010-2011 flu season, the H1N1 vaccine is included with two other flu virus vaccines to make up… Read More
If you have chronic heart disease then you have a greater risk of becoming more seriously ill from swine flu than the general population.So if you have chronic heart condition then i would suggest you to take swine flu vaccination and steps are well described in the link http://www.tictacdo.com/ttd/Get-a-Flu-Shot
You would not get the same strain of flu you had in 1976 again, but even though it was also called the Swine Flu, it was very different from the one that is causing the 2009 Pandemic. A-H1N1/09 Swine Flu is a new strain that had not been seen before 2009, so you could get it; your infection with the different type of Swine Flu will not give you immunity to this different strain of… Read More
The swine flu H1N1/09 virus survives as do all viruses, by invading a host to support it and do its work to reproduce. Viruses can not live without a host to infect. That is why some viral diseases have been eliminated by vaccination programs, if everyone is vaccinated, no one becomes a host. Don't let flu viruses survive inside you, get a flu vaccination every year prior to flu season.
It no longer needs to be taken as a separate vaccination in addition to the annual flu vaccination as it was initially. It is included in the seasonal flu vaccines in the US for the 2012-2013 flu season. It may or may not be in the formulation of the annual flu vaccine in future years, depending on the epidemiologist and virologist recommendations for each specific year that they determine by tracking the types of flu… Read More
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… Read More
If you have been vaccinated against H1N1/09 Swine Flu, you can not pass the flu to someone else as long as you didn't have the flu when you got the vaccination or you don't get it in the interim before full immunization is achieved. If you already had the vaccination, you could pass along the virus anyway if you are exposed during the period your body is responding to create immunity. Usually in adults that… Read More
no probly not
Possibly as low as 0.1 %, there is very little chance you'll get it after you have the immunization and it has had time to be effective (a couple weeks after the vaccine administration in most healthy adults). See the related question below for information about what might have happened if you do get the flu even after a flu vaccination.
Yes. Once you have caught swine flu you cannot catch it again.
It is now. Since the 2010-2011 flu season, the seasonal flu vaccine has contained the swine flu vaccine in addition to two other types of flu vaccines that were selected for each specific flu season. There is no longer a need to get two flu vaccinations like was required in the 2009-2010 flu season during the pandemic.
well getting swine flu twice is about as likely as getting chicken pox twice. it is possible and does happen to people however it is not that common. So u can get swine flu twice however its harder to get it the second time and i do not think anyone has got swine flu for the third time as its basically impossible as the first and second time you have to take tami-flu which helps… Read More
Each flu vaccine is targeted to specific varieties of the flu virus. Unless another type of flu is very similar to the targeted virus, it will not be prevented with that vaccine. Having said that, since the 2010-2011 flu season through to the current 2011-2012 season, the "regular" seasonal flu vaccine, which always contains three types of flu vaccine (trivalent), has included the swine flu along with the other two varieties to which the vaccine… Read More
Just like other types of flu, there are different mutations and subtypes. Even if you have antibodies against one, you can still suffer from an infection of another. The current swine flu outbreak is from a new subtype. Therefore, if you were actually to be exposed to this swine flu, you do have a chance of becoming sick again.
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 "regular" seasonal flu shot for the 2010-2011 flu season did contain vaccine for the H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu. The vaccination included that and… Read More
Spanish flu if you mean the swine flu then i think it happened probably 2009.