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Can you get sick from the flu shot?

I'm required to get the flu shot for my job. I've never gotten it before and I'm nervous. is it going to make me sick? I had the flu last year and I don't want it again.

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I never get Flu shots anymore as every time I have, I wind up getting the Flu. I hear that the nasal squirt is much better. maybe it's just me, but I'll pass ! I doubt whether you will have any side effects. Good luck!

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Well, Duke... I have taken the flu shot on three occasions, and each time I got sicker than... well I don't get near a flu shot any more...
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Flu shots are killers.
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Nope. You can't get sick from a flu shot. They put some of the virus into the shot, but what they put in is dead, and can't harm you.

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well technically all virus are already dead
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They put a weak version, not dead version.
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You can get sick from a flu shot, it just lasts a shorter period of time
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really? well i think im not going to take any flu shot anymore..
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No u cannot get sick from geting the flu shot. I got the shot so many times its hard to count. It helps prevent you from geting sick with the flu and there is deadly flus u can get so that is why people get the shot didnt u people learn about this in school?
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@HotChick123, next time you get your flu shot or see your Doctor, ask him if you can get sick from a flu shot, im sure you will be suprised at his or her answer.
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guss, I would be surprised if they know the truth! :(
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You'll probably feel nauseous after getting it but the whole point of the flu shot is to prevent you from getting sick so it's worth it in the log run!

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My sister got the nasal and she got sick for a day of (throwing up)but when she got the shot the next year
she was fine.They said she was like allergic to one of the things in the nasal or something.Your not suppose to get sick from it. Your arm will feel sore for a day but other than that it's fine.I already got mine.Also would you rather lose your job for not getting it or get it and have a sore arm for a day.

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Some people feel a little sick at first.

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Yes ... you CAN ... but very few people do.
Mainly those who are allergic to something in the shot.
If you have egg allergies ... I know they make special shots for those people.

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I've been getting them for about 3 years it can make you feel a little nauseous but nothing to bad the actual flu is a lot worse last time my fever was 106 had to go to the hospital but your arm maybe a little sore but its not bad

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Yes, if you have a weak immune system you can get the virus from the shot. It has happened to me twice, once with swine flu, once with regular flu. The flu shot is a weakened version of the virus that gets put in your body so your body can build antibodies to it. Sometimes the virus is stronger than expected and sometimes your immune system is shot and you can catch the virus.

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I got sick not like allergic sick or nuthin but I had a cold and that kinda stuff for like a week or more. But I'm not gettin them again:/

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when you are given a flu shot, they are introducing a deactivated or "dead" strand of the flu virus that they believe will be prominent that year. this causes your immune system to produce more of the antibodies that target that strand of the virus so that when the real virus infiltrates your system, your body can quickly eliminate it.

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On rare occasions, a person might have an allergic reaction to the flu shot - this will have serious symptoms and present itself within a day and a half of getting the shot. Otherwise, no you cannot get sick from the flu shot.

The flu shot doesn't protect against every single strain of flu and doesn't protect against the common cold or other seasonal bugs - so you can still get sick during flu season even if you've had the flu shot but it will be unrelated to the shot.

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I got crazy sick from a flu shot twice. I don't get them any longer.

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SMART move hippy!!!
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Yes, with a weak immune system, it's possible...
*or if the needle is not sterilized (which is extremely rare)...

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yes we get sick.
The "flu", or influenza, is an illness caused by one of the many influenza viruses. While for some people it might just feel like a bad cold, for many people it can be very serious. People with influenza have fever and cough, but they may also have a sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headache, vomiting or diarrhea. It can also totally wipe you out.

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No u cannot get sick from getting the flu shot. I got the shot so many times its hard to count. It helps prevent you from getting sick with the flu and there is deadly flus u can get so that is why people get the shot didnt u people learn about this in school? not trying to scare you but if people didnt create shots for things like this so many of us would be dead by now. I am in grade 8 and we learned about this in class so many times. We learned why we need shots and what are they for also can they make you sick and can the sickness kill you.

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yes

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Yes you can get sick with the flu from a flu shot

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Yes, I've heard of a kid who died from it. No joke.... Good luck!

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Yes, because your body sometimes gives you a mild fever, and that just raises your temperature and this is your body's reaction to a flu shot. If you want to know more, ask your doc.

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Yes your body heats up to quickly fight off viruses and such, therefore giving you a fever.
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yes you can

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Yes it is possible to get sick from a flu shot

A family member of mine got pretty sick from a flu shot..

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Yes, it is possible.

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yes because they are putting a weaker version of the flu inside your body to immunize you

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Yes. The vaccine, and any for that matter, is merely a very weak strain of the virus. Then why would they give it to you if they are suppose to be preventing it? Simple, the vaccine is designed to allow your body to create an immunity to that specific strain without you having to contract the full symptoms. At the most it will be like a mild cold, so nothing to worry about.

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That is what we have been told. But what they are doing now has a negative cumulative effect.
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Flu shots are poison.
There are homeopathic remedies and tinctures that are much more healthy and safe.
The ploy is to make us pay for our own poison.
Immunizations can have mercury, formaldehyde, and other unhealthy adjuncts in them.
People who get shots, can get sick and or die.
People who do not, don't as often.
Check up on it, outbreaks are majorly in those who WERE immunized.
Bill Gates stated in a speech that we can lower population with immunizations.
Women in 3rd world countries reportedly hide with their babies to avoid the shots as they have seen how they cause death.
Your employer should not legally be able to require any shot.
Did you know it IS NOT a law that you have to get all those viscous shots for your babies?
Their immune systems are attacked before they have a chance to form properly and mess them up for life.
This is 24 days after you posted this question so if you already got the shot, then boost your immune system now naturally to protect yourself.

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