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Apprehension about H1N1 vaccine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   are you a real doctor or are you like a computer bot?
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i work at a daycare with children and i was told i should get the h1n1 flu shot
User :   but im afraid because i was told that someone died from getting it
User :   or you could get the h1n1 from getting the shot
User :   is this true?
Doctor :   no

Doctor :  
it is not true
Doctor :   the H1N1 vaccine is given to prevent flu and to protect
Doctor :  
not to kill people
User :   isnt is a live virus though?
User :   and the regular flu shot is the dead virus
User :   so if its a live but weakened virus cant you still become ill from it
Doctor :   there are vaccines live attenuated and heat inactivated which are given to baby of just born to 4 weeks old
Doctor :  
this is the safety of the vaccines

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