It seems that some parents still believe in the popular myth that receives an influenza virus that causes the flu.…
It seems that some parents still believe in the popular myth that receives an influenza virus that causes the flu.
Florida Health Care at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children conducted a national survey of 700 parents and found that more than half still believed their children could catch the flu by being vaccinated, Orlando Sentinel reported on Tuesday.
But the flu do not contain live viruses, and it can not make you sick, explains Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It is possible to get sick shortly after receiving the vaccine, but not because of the shot.
“After taking the shot, it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies to fight the flu, so if you get in touch with the virus during that time you can still get sick, that’s why you should get your flu shot as early as possible, says pediatrician Dr Jean Moorjani, pediatrician at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in a statement about the investigation.
It is also possible that you will encounter another type of virus like those that cause colds,
“We give [the shot] in the fall ̵
1; it’s when people start getting cold and acute bronchitis and things of that sort,” told Malcolm Thaler, New York City’s One Medical, earlier INSIDES. “People likes to make associations between fall diseases and get flu and it’s just wrong. ”
It is worth noting that some people have weak reactions to the flu, including low quality fever, headache and muscle pain, says CDC. But these reactions do not mean that the flu did make you sick.
“It can make your arm a little sore, but beyond [you might] you only feel a bit of it for about 24 hours – a bit achy and not quite right,” said Thaler. “It’s just your immune system that is being recharged.”
In addition, these common reactions to flu shots are “significantly less difficult” than the symptoms of the actual flu, adding the CDC site. Keep in mind that the flu can cause serious complications and can even be fatal. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu last winter and 180 of these deaths occurred in children.
CDC recommends that everyone who is six months old and older receives flu shot, preferably at the end of October. (People who are allergic to the vaccine components should not be vaccinated.)
Are you unsure where to get an influenza virus? Use this tool from CDC to find a place in your zip code.
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