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Can flu shots make you more vulnerable to diseases?

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Dr. Monika Dede

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Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 in Infections
Question: In the two weeks after the shot am i more vulnerable to disease? I never got the flu shot as my own defense system works very well and I am afraid to mess with it.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are more protected .

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing in healthcare magic.

You should know that 2 weeks from shot, you are more protected and not more vulnerable because your body is producing antibodies to fight the infection.


I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
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