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The Flu Vaccine is intended to prevent those vaccinated from being afflicted by the flu.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
How should I get the Vaccine?
There are two different types of flu vaccines, trivalent and quadrivalent.
Trivalent vaccines protect against two influenza A viruses (an H1N1 and an H3N2) and an influenza B virus. Trivalent vaccines are available in:
Quadivalent vaccines protect against two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Quadrivalent vaccines are approved for different age groups,and include:
Does the Flu Vaccine Work Right Away?
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That’s why it’s better to get vaccinated early in the fall, so you are protected before flu begins spreading in your community.
Should I get the Flu Vaccine if I’m not Feeling Well?
If you are sick with a fever, you should wait until your fever is gone before getting a flu shot. However, you can get a flu shot if you have a respiratory illness without a fever, or if you have another mild illness.
Are there Side Effects?
There are different side effects that may be associated with getting the vaccine. Possible mild side effects include:
Serious side effects usually begin within a few minutes to a few hours after receiving the shot. Possible serious side effects of vaccination include:
If you experience any of these reactions, seek medical attention immediately.
How can I Report a Serious Reaction to the Vaccine?
Contact your health care provider immediately if you have a serious reaction to the flu vaccine. Your health care provider should report your reaction to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). You can also file a report yourself. All serious reactions should be reported, even if you aren’t sure it was caused by the flu vaccine. VAERS uses this data to help identify serious reactions that may need further investigation.
If your reaction results in a serious injury, you may qualify for compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Please contact Gold Law Firm, LLC. to discuss any possible vaccine injury.
Can I get the Flu from the Vaccine?
No, you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine contains either inactivated (killed) flu viruses that cannot cause illness or no flu viruses at all. The most common side effects from the flu vaccine are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. A low-grade fever, headache and muscles aches may also occur.
Is there anyone who should not get the Vaccine?
Talk to your health care provider about vaccination if you have:
Vaccine Injuries are rare, but real. Because vaccine injuries occur, Congress started the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Gold Law Firm, LLC. is the National Vaccine Injury Law Firm. Vaccine Injury Law is all we do.