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Is it possible to get the flu even if you had the flu shot/mist?

My 6 yr old had the flu shot this year & has had the flu 2X since then!!


Asked by girliemom0406 at 6:25 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (21)
  • Yes, it's just not supposed to be as bad as if you didn't get it. Though, I'm surprised at the 2x's thing! That's horrible! I have heard this years flu is really bad, but, I hear that every year.

    Answer by Raine2001 at 6:30 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Yes it is possible even with the shot or mist but it shoudn't be as severe they say

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:28 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Yes, because the strain in the shot isn't necessarily the one you contract.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I know someone who received the flu shot and still came down with the flu.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 6:30 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • yes it is

    Answer by leksismommy at 6:26 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • It also can be a allergic reaction. That is what happened to me a few years ago.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 6:31 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I believe so.

    Answer by Razelda at 6:28 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Moms angels is right on. It will only lesson the symptoms by getting the shot/mist. Def doesnt guarentee to prevent it

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:29 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Yep, I had the same problem. I had the flu three times the year I got the shot.

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 6:30 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • oh yeah the shot only covers the types they think will be most common during this flu season, there are literally hundreds of different types of flu. It is also my understanding that the flu shot doesn't cover stomach like bugs we call that the flu but its really not. The flu shot is going to cover influenza type illnesses which is respiratory, fever, chills, cough etc. This is my understanding of the flu shot and as mentioned even with it (like any other vaccine) you can still get it but the hope is that it wont be as severe

    Answer by katiekruschke at 6:31 PM on Dec. 31, 2010