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

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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 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.
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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 )

What is the difference between H1N1 and Swine Flu?

Today, because of the pandemic, the terms are both sometimes used interchangeably to mean the 2009 Swine Flu of the Pandemic. But, more appropriately, that virus should be called the "A-H1N1/09 Influenza" (or "Influenza A, Novel H1N1 virus"; "H1N1/09 Pandemic Flu"; or "2009 Swine Flu"). "Swine Fl ( 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 )

How safe is the H1N1 shot?

The shot has been tested just as all flu vaccines are and it perfectly safe.

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 )

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 are the risks of regular flu shot given twice?

In an adult, as long as it isn't in the same arm on the same day, and there is no allergic reaction, it will likely cause no problems. The worst might be more than usual soreness, redness and swelling at the injection site.

What are the risks of a regular flu shot given twice?

There should be little to no risk, although there is no reason to do this in an adult. Children under certain ages (around 10) may need to have more than one vaccination with the flu vaccines because their immune systems are immature and need to injections separated by three or four weeks to get th ( 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 )

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 )

Does the H1N1 shot hurt?

no.... the shot doesn't. but after, it is really sore. it really depends on how tough you are at being sore. like almost every other shot or vaccination you do not feel it go in unless you have a nurse who jabs it into you . your arm will be sore for a few days and you may feel sick but that us nor ( 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 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.

Where can you get an H1N1 shot in Vancouver?

There are many locations in the Vancouver area. For the location closest to you, use the map for site locations linked in the related links section below.

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 )

Can you get an H1N1 shot with a fever?

Depending on why you have a fever, and how high it is, probably not. It is a question the clinician giving the shot will ask. You can call ahead to your doctor or a pharmacist and ask advice before going to get the vaccination. If you have a fever 101F or over, or have had in the past 2 or 3 days ( Full Answer )

What is the difference between the H1N1 shot and the mist?

The main difference is the method of administration. There are some indications for certain groups to use one over the other. The intranasal mist is approved in the US only for use in healthy individuals age 2 - 49. It is made from live attenuated influenza virus (LAIV), which means they have se ( Full Answer )

What does it feel like when you get the H1N1 shot?

I don't know how you would feel but when I got the vaccine, it was basically painless. And I'm not lying! But when you press on the place where you got the shot, it sort of stings.

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 )

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

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.

H1N1 virus symptoms after shot?

u feel alittle sore on ur arm, and alittle tired. U will feel sleepy. just sore for a couple of days.

Are kids with out the shot a target of the H1N1?

If the flu is out there and you have not had the shot there is an increased chance you will get the flu. Kids have a smaller ability to resist the flu than adults

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.

Why get flu shots?

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

When was the H1N1 shot made?

There have been several versions of H1N1 influenza over the years. But the most recent H1N1 flu was the pandemic "Swine Flu" A-H1N1/09. The monovalent (made with and for protection against a single virus) vaccine for it was made just before the flu season in fall/winter 2009-2010. Again, in the 2010 ( Full Answer )

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 )

Who is the H1N1 shot vaccine best for?

It is best for everyone who can to get vaccinated whether they get the shot or the nasal mist. There are specific indications for who can not take the nasal mist attenuated live vaccine. Those most at risk for complications or death from the influenza virus should also be vaccinated if they are not ( Full Answer )

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 )

Is it okay to take medication after getting a regular flu shot?

It depends on the medication but in most cases it is okay. The medications that are taken by those with autoimmune diseases and transplant patients to suppress the immune system may cause an incomplete immune response, if you take these medications contact the prescribing physician before the flu va ( 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.