danielk asks:

After having the H1N1 vaccine I have developed the symptoms that may be caused by the vaccine. Am I contagious as if I had the flu?

In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Dec 13, 2009
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What the Expert Says:


It is highly unlikely you have developed symptoms from the vaccine. The FluMist is cold adapted and will create immunity without making you sick and the same for the killed virus injectable vaccine.  You may, however, have been incubating a flu or an illness at the time of vaccination which is the most common cause of illness post vaccination.  Call your doctor and ask her what she suspects.  An examination might be in order.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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cathy11 writes:
Most people have some reactions--a lot of times it is worse than getting it.  check out vaccination liberation, list all the ingrediants and the possible side effects.  check out ph miracle living if you really want to know how to protect yourself without the risk of who knows what?  No doctor can predict your reaction, not even the CDC can say anything is for sure.  What they are not telling you--some people die from it, other countries have pulled these vaccines off their shelves and refuse to use it.  Become your own advocate, health is never an easy shot.

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