Among people who do experience a reaction, most are mild. If you catch a flu virus in that wait period you won’t be protected. Isn’t the flu mostly a problem for the elderly? For their own protection and that of others, patients should keep the injection site covered until secretions stop, then discard the bandage in the trash. Studies have not shown thimerosal in vaccines to be harmful, but flu vaccines that do not contain thimerosal are available. The intradermal flu shot is injected into the skin and has slightly different side effects than the intramuscular flu shot. This build-up creates painful muscle.

Contact a doctor if the soreness in the injection site lasts more than three days. This is a disease characterized by nerve damage, weakness, and fever that developed in some cases in association with the swine flu vaccine in 1976. Mismatched flu viruses. In some influenza seasons, the strains in the vaccine do not match the circulating viruses as closely as predicted. Pregnant women are more prone to complications from flu that can cause serious illness for both mother and baby. You need to get a new vaccine every year to stay safe. Again I’m taking 800mg ibuprofen around the clock which does slightly relieve the pain.

It seems to aggrevate the inflamation. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often are called flu, but this is incorrect. Most people who have an allergy to eggs can get vaccinated, with some additional safety measures. – People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza. Fever symptoms can be accompanied by sweating or chills. Asian, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaskan Native kids had higher vaccination rates than African American or white children (who had rates higher than 55 percent). Lift more with your legs and the arm that didn’t get the shot until it starts to feel normal again.

For this reason, it is best to get immunized early in the fall. Continue to wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitizers, cough and sneeze into your sleeve, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and all the other preventative measures you have in place. Whatever the case may be, I’m now sick and having a lot of symptoms, including the mood changes I mentioned. The cough is a bronchial tube irritation and is usually not productive — you’re not coughing up gunk. Your child’s doctor can recommend the best influenza virus vaccine for your child. One day she was out having lunch with a friend and noticed people sneezing and coughing at the next table. Headache, fever, fatigue, malaise, muscle aches and nausea are other mild transient side effects that people may experience after being immunized.

to take good care of yourself is a big step to reduce outbreaks. God protect all of us if our government is lying or hiding the truth, but in my heart, I trust the scientific community. Also, there are two vaccines to prevent pneumonia. The injected flu vaccine that is given to adults contains inactivated flu viruses, so it can’t give you flu. But now health experts say that because there’s just a tiny bit of egg allergen in the vaccine, the flu shot is safe even for people with a severe egg allergy. This year, the agency has also changed its recommendations for flu shots in people with severe egg allergies. But now health experts say that because there’s just a tiny bit of egg allergen in the vaccine, the flu shot is safe even for people with a severe egg allergy.

Inactivated vaccines are made of dead virus. People may also experience a fever, muscle pain, hives, a rash, headache, nausea, and feelings of discomfort or weakness within a few days of the initial shot. The ADT (adult diphtheria and tetanus) may cause a lump or hardness which persists for a few weeks. Flu vaccine is the best protection we have from flu and its complications. You can’t get herpes from sharing drinks and meals. eMedicineHealth does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment. Menstrual period- what is in a monthly period, you ask.

Most adults should receive a booster dose every 10 years, and may also receive a booster shot after a deep puncture wound. Numerous studies have shown that the flu shot can reduce hospitalizations from flu from 52% to 92% in various populations, such as adults with chronic health problems like diabetes, chronic lung disease, and heart disease as well as in older adults, infants, and pregnant women. The 2016-2017 influenza vaccination recommendations are now available. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. So you are asking yourself, “should I get the flu shot if I am sick?” Well, it all depends on what you mean by sick.