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10 Flu Myths - Harvard Health


MYTH: You can catch the flu from the vaccine. ... But people assume that because they got sick after getting the vaccine, the shot caused their illness.

Flu and the flu vaccine - Live Well - NHS Choices


Pregnant women are more prone to complications from flu that can cause serious ... If you do get flu despite having the jab, it will probably be milder than if you haven't ... However, you may experience side effects after having the jab, such as a ...

My Daughter Got a Flu Shot And Still Got the Flu - Shot of Prevention


Dec 27, 2012 ... Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. .... As noted earlier, you cannot get flu from the vaccine. ..... It means we can stop giving the vaccine – so in a way, you're getting in your own way by propagating the ...

Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2015-2016) - LiveScience


Oct 20, 2015 ... After vaccination, it takes a person about two weeks to build up immunity against the flu. ... "It's a myth that you can get flu from the flu vaccine," Schaffner said. ... for the good work he did in getting my relationship back on track.

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza - Mayo Clinic


Getting a flu shot often protects you from coming down with the flu. ... to build immunity after a flu shot, but you can benefit from the vaccine even if you don't get it ...

Why Did I Get Sick After a Flu Shot? - Cold & Flu - About.com


Dec 16, 2014 ... Have you ever gotten sick after a flu shot and thought the vaccine must be responsible? ... If you get the flu within two weeks of getting the shot, you were ... ( shot) or inactivated (nasal spray) virus and can't give you the flu.

Did You Get a Flu Shot and Still Get Sick? Here's Why | TheBlaze.com


Jan 10, 2013 ... Congratulations, you're one of the estimated 36 percent of people to ... Why People Who Receive Flu Shots Can Still Contract and Become Ill ... hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities.

Had a flu shot? You'll be OK -- maybe - CNN.com


Jan 11, 2013 ... So you got a flu vaccine this season, and you've been reading about the flu epidemic. ... NEW: Vaccine is about 62% effective, CDC director says; Getting the flu ... It can prevent the flu, and it can be beneficial even if you do get sick, said ... " It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to d...

Flu Shot FAQ | U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group


You can also reduce your chances of getting the flu by frequent hand washing ... A: Yes, Yes, a small percentage of people may get the flu even after receiving a ...

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Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine | Seasonal Influenza (Flu ...


Oct 2, 2015 ... When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread .... Flu vaccination should begin soon after vaccine becomes available, if possible by October. ... Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick from flu.

Seasonal Flu Shot | Seasonal Influenza (Flu) | CDC


Sep 18, 2015 ... Why do some people not feel well after getting the flu shot? What about people who get a seasonal flu vaccine and still get sick with flu-like symptoms? .... While severe reactions are uncommon, you should let your doctor, nurse, ... The flu shot can cause mild side effects that are sometimes mistaken for flu.

Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu? : Shots ... - NPR


Jan 8, 2013 ... Vaccination is still the best way to avoid getting sick, but it's not 100 percent ... So some people can get the flu even though they were vaccinated because ... Babies have suffocated after being trapped in padded crib bumpers, ...

Flu Shot: Learn the Side Effects - Healthline


Sep 9, 2013 ... Side effects from the flu shot don't always occur, but can range from ... of a shot or a nasal spray, can reduce your chances of getting the flu by as much as 60 percent. ... Before you get your shot, get educated on the possible side effects. ... After the shot is administered, soreness, redness, warmth, and in ...

Flu Quiz: What's Fact and What's Fiction? - WebMD


Jan 28, 2015 ... Quiz: Flu Myths and Facts. Can the Flu Shot Give You the Flu?