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If I get my stepson a flu shot (he's 6) can he still carry the flu home from school and give it to us?

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Asked by stepmom929 at 3:31 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in

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  • yes

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • yes, most years the flu shot is only the worst 6 or 7 variateys out there. I would say from personal experiance, he is going to be immune to about 75% of what classmates have.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • yes. and even if he does not get the flu (which would make him very lucky because flu shots dont have a very high success rate) someone else in the house can still get it.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 3:36 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Yes, it's not 100% coverage.

    Answer by ocsosomom at 3:53 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Yes he can bring it home to the rest of the family, and he can get the flu even after getting the vaccine. Best defense, wash hands and wash them often. If you are sick and have a fever, stay home.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 3:57 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Yes and he can still get the flu. The flu shot doesn't stop the flu from happening, it lessens the severity of the flu...just like any vaccine. NOTHING is 100% fullproof.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:41 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Yup. He can still get the flu after having the shot... and even if he doesn't catch the flu, he'll still be bringing the germs home on his hands & clothes.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 3:20 AM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Yes and he can still get the flu too it doesn't cover every straind of the flu... and if you want the swine flu shot thats something completely different. Both flu shots are given in 2 doeses so you would have to get 4 shots and every then he could end up getting one of the flu's it doesn't protect against.

    Answer by MomofWildcats at 9:34 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • don't do it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:27 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • yup thats why when he comes home from school have him change clothes and wash hands to prevent spreading the little germs to everyone else

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 11:57 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

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