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can you get sick from the flu shot??

I've always been told no but my friend swears she is sick from it.


Asked by randibosin at 12:19 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • No. There can be some side effects but to actually get sick like a cold or the actual flu from it, no.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:29 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • the shot is not a live virus so no...if she got the mist it is possible

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 12:21 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • You can have flu like side effects from it

    Answer by nicjon at 12:21 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Someone can get mild flu like symptoms as a reaction to it, but the shot itseld contains NO live flu virus in it and you CANNOT get the flu from the shot. The side effects can be a reaction from a possible allergy to something in the shot, though. The only side effect I've ever had is the area where I get it gets a little sore for a day

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:28 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Both my husband and I got sick after we had it last year. Maybe a coincidence though.


    Answer by Syphon at 12:26 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • She probably picked up a germ in the doctor's waiting room.

    Answer by LoveMyDog at 1:08 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • My folks did one year

    Answer by 4theloveofTink at 5:14 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • The two times that I got it, I got so sick I almost ended up in the hospital. My grandpa almost died from one before I was born. My stepdad gets sick every time he gets one. Most of my friends get sick when they get them. It's totally possible.

    The last year I got one, my stepdad got one the same day. We both ended up really sick and went to the doctor over it. The first thing they asked was if we had received a flu shot. They then proceeded to tell us that they had seen a lot of people who had gotten sick after getting the shot that year.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:44 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • yes you can.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 12:21 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • apparently everyone on cafe mom is a doctor.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Oct. 26, 2010