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hannahsaidno
hannahsaidno asks:
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do you need a shot for a physical

In Topics: Back to school, Learning styles and differences, Physical development
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Nov 26, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Immunizations are given at appropriate times of growth and age. Not every yearly physical examination requires a shot.  Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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laurenf
laurenf writes:
Hi Hannahsaidno,

Typically a physical consists of meeting with your doctor for a few minutes, and them asking you a few questions about how you're feeling and if anything unusual has been happening health wise.

Below is a WebMD article on what a normal physical typically consists of. Depending on your age and health, you might have some, all, or even procedures not covered on this list performed.

I would say a physical typically does not include a shot. You might need a shot if you went into the appointment knowing you needed a shot. For instance, maybe you scheduled a physical and a flu shot on the same day.

Hope this helps.

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