Preventative Medicine Specialist Questions Flu Shot

Can you tell me more about flu shots?

I know you should get flu shots every year. I also know that some people claim to get the flu after the shot, but I thought the shot was a dead virus so wouldn't this be impossible? Could you give me some more info?

4 Answers

You are absolutely right, flu vaccine is a dead vaccine so no chance of getting the flu

Some people may get stronger immune respond to the shot so will get flu like symptom which means they are producing more antibodies against the flu particles in the vaccine

Would highly recommend getting flu shot
Use of injectable influenza vaccines (including inactivated influenza vaccines and recombinant influenza vaccines). The nasal spray flu vaccine has a live attenuated influenza vaccine.

The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in your body about two weeks after you get it. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

More info:
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The majority of flu immunizations are non-infectious and safe to give in all settings. Ask the immunization site about their vaccine.