What happens if you get flu shot and H1N1 shot less than one month apart?
According to the CDC, it will not be a problem. In fact you could take the two shots at the same time. It is the A-H1N1/09 nasal spray that can't be taken at the same time as the seasonal nasal spray.
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If you actually get the flu, and not just a mild reaction to the vaccine (which can seem similar at first), it will most likely be because you: . had it already before you g…ot the vaccine and just had not shown symptoms yet; or, . between the time you took the vaccination and your body developed the full immunity you caught the flu (this can take as long as two weeks in healthy adults*, but with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine it worked as quickly as 8 - 10 days in some people); or, . you may have caught a strain of flu that was not included in the vaccine, and so the vaccination would not provide immunity to it (however, if infected with a very similar strain, it could make your symptoms milder); or, . you may have a condition, be on medication that weakens your immune response (like chemotherapy or medicines to prevent transplant rejection or autoimmune diseases), or have an immune system disease like HIV/AIDS that prevents you from achieving immunity from a vaccination. In that event, you will need to continue to use all precautions to prevent infection (hand washing, avoiding crowds, etc.) even if you get the vaccine. . the vaccinations are not always 100% effective for various reasons, most claim that they are 90% to 98% effective. * Children under 10 need two vaccinations before fully protected, so the time between their first vaccination and when they have had the second and time for their bodies to react to it, is longer than in adults (just under two months total, typically).
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 aft…er 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, however, be much less likely to get the seasonal flu after taking the flu shot, and when full immunity is reached in approximately two weeks after the shot, getting the seasonal flu will be unlikely (but not impossible). Scenario #2: You get a shot for the seasonal flu. Each year the seasonal flu vaccine is different because it is made to match the three main types of flu that are expected to be going around in that upcoming flu season. There are more H1N1 influenza viruses than the one that causes the 2009 Pandemic Swine Flu. This year's seasonal flu shot (2009) includes a vaccine for one of the other strains of H1N1. The exact strains in the '09 seasonal flu vaccine are: . A/Brisbane/59/2007(H1N1)-like virus; . A/Brisbane/10/2007 (H3N2)-like virus; . B/Brisbane 60/2008-like antigens. You will be unlikely to get any of the three virus types listed above. You are still likely to get the A-H1N1/09 Pandemic Swine Flu if you are exposed, but no more likely than if you hadn't had the flu shot. You will be no more or less likely to get any of the other strains of H1N1 than before the shot either. Scenario #3: You get a shot for the new A-H1N1/09 Pandemic Swine Flu. You will be unlikely to get that exact strain of flu. You will be no more likely to get any of the other H1N1 viruses than you would if you had not had that shot. If you also get the seasonal flu shot you will be less likely to get the Brisbane/59/07/H1N1 virus. And, you just may be less likely to get some of the other kinds of H1N1, too, since the two shots will give you immunity to two different H1N1 viruses which may help you fight off any others that come along (although they may not help). Bottom line: None of the flu shots will make you more likely to get any kind of flu. Scenario #4: If you get the nasal spray vaccine for the seasonal flu or for A-H1N1/09 swine flu, there is a chance that you could get flu symptoms of one of the seasonal viruses in the vaccine for regular flu or that you could get H1N1/09 from the swine flu nasal spray vaccine, but only if you have a weak immune system from a disease like HIV/AIDS or other severe disorder of the immune system. It would be a very low chance, but possible, since the vaccine is made from weakened virus particles instead of dead virus particles like are in the shots. These weakened viruses in the vaccine will not make a healthy person get the flu. People with compromised immune systems should avoid contact with others who have used the nasal vaccines as well. Pregnant women are advised against taking the H1N1/09 nasal spray vaccines until additional human trials in pregnant women are conducted. They can be around someone else who had the nasal spray vaccine, though, and can also administer it to others as well. You can not use the seasonal flu nasal spray or the H1N1/09 swine flu nasal spray at the same time.
Yes. In fact, now the seasonal flu shots are combined with the H1N1 Virus flu shot, so you don't have to get two.
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 type…s of flu that were expected to be creating illness during that flu season. It will not hurt to take the vaccine again if you had it during the 2009-2010 flu season or if you actually had that type of flu. Many people were not tested to be sure the flu they had was indeed this new type. In that case, even though they thought they were protected by gaining immunity to the virus from having the disease, they may not have actually had the new flu. The decision to add the new vaccine to the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccination was to help cover those who may not have gained the immunity they thought they had and to give more people the vaccine without having to have two different vaccinations.
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 differe…nt types of flu). The contents are for the most part the same as listed in the answer below. Also see the related links and related questions sections below for some additional in formation. . Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is formulated to contain 15 mcg HA per 0.5 mL dose of influenza A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v-like virus. The single-dose formulation is preservative-free; thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is not used in the manufacturing process for this formulation. The multi-dose formulation contains thimerosal, added as a preservative; each 0.5 mL dose contains 24.5 mcg of mercury. A single 0.5 mL dose of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine contains sodium chloride (4.1 mg), monobasic sodium phosphate (80 mcg), dibasic sodium phosphate (300 mcg), monobasic potassium phosphate (20 mcg), potassium chloride (20 mcg), and calcium chloride (1.5 mcg). From the manufacturing process, each dose may also contain residual amounts of sodium taurodeoxycholate (â¤ 10 ppm), ovalbumin (â¤ 1 mcg), neomycin sulfate (â¤ 0.2 picograms [pg]), polymyxin B (â¤ 0.03 pg), and beta-propiolactone (< 25 nanograms). The rubber tip cap and plunger used for the preservative-free, single-dose syringes and the rubber stoppers used for the multi-dose vial contain no latex.
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 sh…ot has three different types of seasonal flu. The strains of virus that are in the 2009 - 2010 seasonal flu shot in the US are: . A/Brisbane/59/2007(H1N1)-like virus; . A/Brisbane/10/2007 (H3N2)-like virus; . B/Brisbane 60/2008-like antigens. . The 2009-10 seasonal influenza vaccine can protect you from getting sick from these three viruses, or it can make your illness milder if you get a related but different influenza virus strain. The H1N1/09 Swine Flu shot protects you from the Pandemic Swine Flu.
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 th…e 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 the same time as a seasonal flu shot. You can NOT take a nasal flu mist for swine flu at the same time as you take a nasal flu mist for seasonal flu. They can render each other ineffective. You can take a nasal flu mist for swine flu with any other nasal flu mist vaccine EXCEPT the one for seasonal flu. The 2009 H1N1 flu shot (inactivated 2009 H1N1 vaccine) can be given at the same visit as any other vaccine, including pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. Update 2010: There is no reason to get the H1N1 vaccine or flu mist up your nose this year as there is no pandemic or outbreaks. The US govt has included the H1N1 in every flu shot on top of the regular vaccines for flu which is not necessary and could harm you health permanently with the addition of squalene. Pregnant mothers have lost their babies in thousands of miscarriages, and people have died after the flu shot was given last year. The flu mist will give you live viruses in your nose and when you go home you will be breathing out the viruses to spread to the rest of your family. Take vitamin C instead, and chicken soup -you will live longer.
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 o…kay to go ahead and get the vaccination, if you are an otherwise healthy person.
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.
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You might get swine flu.
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 inc…orrect information become afraid and don't want to get the shot. The risks of having the flu and getting very ill or even dying are low but they are still greater than any risks that might be associated with the vaccination. The vaccination is being made the exact same way and with the exact ingredients as the seasonal flu shots that have a very good safety record over a period of decades now. The only thing different are the pieces of the dead or weak viruses that are used to make it work for swine flu, instead of the same kinds of dead or weak viruses that can't make you sick that are put in the seasonal flu shots to protect from them. People who listen to the misinformation and don't get the shots are putting themselves and others unnecessarily at risk.
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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) vir…uses that can not give you the flu.
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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 another strain, you may or may not be protected ~ depending on how close the one in the shot was to the one going around now.
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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.
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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 v…accinated, those with allergies to the ingredients in the vaccines and except anyone who has had an untoward reaction to the vaccine in the past. [Note: Infants under 6 months old can not be vaccinated. They are too young for any type of vaccinations since their immune systems are not developed enough at that age.] If you are asking who should get vaccine administration by the injected route (shot/jab) as opposed to the nasal spray vaccine route, then: only healthy people who are aged 2 -49 are candidates for getting the nasal vaccine which is made with a live, but weakened, form of the virus. The shot is made with a dead/inactive form of the virus. If you are unsure which type you should have, ask your health care professional or the clinician who is administering the vaccine which would be best for you. See the related question below for more details of which type of vaccine administration is better for you.
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 f…or the H1N1/09 virus along with the two other types of flu vaccines that are selected for this flu season. Most Northern Hemisphere locations are using that same combination in the annual flu vaccines, but that is also a question your pharmacist will be able to answer. If it is included in the "regular" flu shot/vaccine in Winnipeg, there will be no need to get a separate H1N1 shot this year. If you already had a prior H1N1 vaccination, it will not hurt and may help to have a second vaccination with the same vaccine.