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Unread 03-07-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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Default Any risks in getting two flu shots in the same year?

Any risks in getting two flu shots in the same year?

 
Unread 03-07-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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You mean like one now and one in the Fall? Not that I am aware of. However, the rule is one per flu season, which is the Fall/Winter.
 
Unread 03-07-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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I had one in September and wondered if there were any risk getting another one. A pharmacy is offering a special promotion, and it involves gettting a flu shot.
 
Unread 03-07-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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I am over 65 and got the regular flu shot in Sept. When I realized there was a stronger shot for seniors, I asked about it and was told that I can't have it until next year. Don't know the specific risks, sorry.
 
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I had one in September and wondered if there were any risk getting another one. A pharmacy is offering a special promotion, and it involves gettting a flu shot.
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Why though do you want another one?!
Is it just because of the special being offered?

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Unread 03-07-2012, 11:30 PM
 
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I had one in September and wondered if there were any risk getting another one. A pharmacy is offering a special promotion, and it involves gettting a flu shot.
No harm in it, but it is not medically indicated. What kind of promotion?
 
Unread 03-11-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Why though do you want another one?!
Is it just because of the special being offered?
good question...and why would you need one?
 
Unread 09-27-2012, 06:49 AM
 
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I am over 65 and got the regular flu shot in Sept. When I realized there was a stronger shot for seniors, I asked about it and was told that I can't have it until next year. Don't know the specific risks, sorry.
I get mine every September or October. My next one will be October 17th.

Who is qualified to give someone a flu shot?

I saw this: Most health care professionals can give a flu shot.
Who is included in "most" on that list of professionals, and who is not quaflied to give a flu shot?
Can a non professional be qualifed and have access to the flu shots, where "access" would be FDA regulated?

Thanks.
 
Unread 09-27-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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I get mine every September or October. My next one will be October 17th.

Who is qualified to give someone a flu shot?

I saw this: Most health care professionals can give a flu shot.
Who is included in "most" on that list of professionals, and who is not quaflied to give a flu shot?
Can a non professional be qualifed and have access to the flu shots, where "access" would be FDA regulated?

Thanks.
A layperson could not purchase the vaccine and give it. It has to be through a medical office or a pharmacy.
 
Unread 09-27-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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A layperson could not purchase the vaccine and give it. It has to be through a medical office or a pharmacy.
Well, you hit on my question. Our grocery store has a pharmacy and they are offering the flu shot. So, I asked what days and hours. I was expecting to hear a limited number of hours and days per week for X number of weeks. I was told something I was not expecting. They said come any time. They said the pharmacist or the pharmacist assistant give the shots. I've always gotten mine at the county health dept. or my local doctor. I assumed, wrongly I guess, that the people giving the shots at the health dept. were RN's or someone similar in qualifications.
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