What is the time span from receiving the seasonal flu shot to the H1N1 shot vaccine?

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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 seasonal vaccine and the H1N1/09 vaccine by nasal spray at the same time. The nasal spray vaccines need to be separated by several weeks between vaccinations of the two types of nasal flu vaccines.
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When should you receive the flu shot?

For best results for everyone, get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your location each year. Flu vaccinations are usually recommended for adults about 2-3 weeks prior to the expected appearance of the next flu season. For children under 10 and infants, there is a series of two vaccin ( Full Answer )

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 )

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 )

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 )

Local retailers are offering flu shots right now that they claim include the H1N1 strain while the CDC states that an H1N1 vaccine will not be available until mid October - what gives?

The seasonal flu shots for the 2009-2010 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere do not contain the vaccine for Pandemic A-H1N1/09 Swine Flu. To be fully protected from influenza this season, you will need to take the regular seasonal flu shot and then also another shot of the Pandemic A-H1N1/09 Swin ( Full Answer )

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 )

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 )

Any reports of sudden onset deafness soon after receiving a seasonal flu shot?

Received seasonal flu shot and a pneumonia shot on 9/23/09 then had "sudden hearing loss" in the left ear on 10/7/09. Vertigo, feeling swollen loss of balance, tinnitus total hearing loss in the ear. . Full hearing loss with only tactile or "vibrations" felt through the bone on low frequencies end ( 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 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 )

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

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 a ( 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.

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.

Is the Swine Flu vaccine a one time flu shot or do you have to get one every year?

If the swine flu virus doesn't mutate too much, then the vaccination for the original type of swine flu that you had should still protect you from it. But if it has mutated then you might need a different vaccine for that slightly different virus. However, so far there is no indication of a wide dif ( Full Answer )

Can you Take the H1N1 vaccine with out seasonal flu vaccine?

For the 2011-2012 flu season: In the US, there may still be some of the 2009-2010 season monovalent H1N1 vaccine, you could ask your health care professional and pharmacist if it will be available for you in the upcoming flu season. But, for the 2011-2012 flu season, it will be included as part of ( Full Answer )

Why isn't there a one time vaccination for the flu shot?

The flu virus mutates enough each year that immunity to last year's strain doesn't mean you will be immune to this year's strain. That's why, each year, they manufacture flu vaccine based on what they think that year's strain will look like. Sometimes they're wrong, and that year's vaccine isn't e ( Full Answer )

Can you get the H1N1 vaccine without the seasonal flu vaccine?

For the 2010 - 2011 Flu Season: The seasonal flu vaccine for the upcoming season will contain the H1N1 pandemic flu virus, so this year you will only need to get one vaccination to cover H1N1 and the other two seasonal flu strains chosen for the vaccine for this season. There may still be some of ( Full Answer )

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.

What are the 3 viruses in the seasonal flu shot?

The CDC-approved trivalent vaccines for the 2011-2012 flu season contain and will protect against the following three flu virus strains: 1. Type A Influenza/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus) 2. Type A Influenza/Perth/16/2009/ (H3N2)-like virus 3. Type ( Full Answer )

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 )

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 )

Is H1N1 virus protection included in the seasonal flu vaccine for 2010 - 2011?

Yes , one strain of H1N1 influenza is included in the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine in the US, but not all of them are. The H1N1 Pandemic "Swine" Flu from 2009 is the strain that will be included. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: . The flu vaccine protects against ( 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.

Can you get a flu shot after receiving a radioiodine treatment?

This is such a specialized treatment and is individualized to the patient so that no general statements can be made about how it would interact with different medications including vaccines. This question should be asked of the physician in charge of your treatment to be sure you get the answer for ( 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 )

How late can you get a flu shot this season?

Usually if you haven't had one by February in the Northern Hemisphere, there is no point, since the time it takes for the shot to work to protect you will likely take you beyond the most active parts of flu season (typically October to March). It will not hurt to have one later than that, it will ( Full Answer )

How many shots of the H1N1 vaccine does a child under 4 need?

Children under 10 have immature immune systems, so in order for them to have the proper immune response necessary to create immunity to the flu after a vaccination, they need an initial vaccination followed in a month by a second administration of the vaccine. So, children 6 months to 10 years need ( 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 )

Can you get the flu shot at any time?

Yes, it is possible to get the flu shot anytime. You may get them at Walgreens or at CVS. They are open 24/7 and give it any day, any time for free.

Why can you get a flu shot and shingles shot at the same time?

Because of the wonder and "magic" of our bodies and immune systems. You can't choose when you have an infection, and it isn't uncommon to be exposed to more than one type of organism at the same time in the environment. Animals' bodies had to develop to be able to deal with multiple infectious agent ( Full Answer )