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My friend is going to vaccine her child today...should I tell her that the flu vaccine doesn't prevent the swine-flu?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Apr. 28, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • The flu shot doesn't prevent the Swine Flu and the doctor should tell her that. The flu shot also doesn't prevent the flu, it just lessens the severity, if you were even to get the flu. It also takes 2 weeks for the flu shot to become active in the body, so if the person has been exposed already, they can still get the flu before it becomes active.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:15 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • She should know that, shouldn't she?
    It's all over the news.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Hopefully she knows that....and it's no longer flu season...
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:38 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • She should know that, shouldn't she?
    It's all over the news.

    No she doesn't seem to know
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • She should know that but it doesn't hurt to mention it and you can get the flu anytime of the year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Even if she doesn't know it already, the doctor will point it out. Every office out there is being overwhelmed with questions about this.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:40 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • She said that she was told by the doctor to come for the vaccine. op
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • The Dr. may be taking about the Tamiflu shot then.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • I'm sorry what's Tamiflu shot? She told me it was the flu vaccine op
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Hey, I was the first answer! I would tell her if she hasn't been watching the news or reading it. We've all had those moments when we ask something at the doctor and they look at us like we're idiots. So tell her before she goes, so she doesn't feel silly once she gets there.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Apr. 28, 2009