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Can you catch the flu from a flu jab?

Can you catch the flu from a flu jab?

Health services offer four types of flu jab in the UK; egg-grown quadrivalent, live attenuated, cell-based quadrivalent, and adjuvanted trivalent.

Except for the live attenuated vaccine, reserved for children aged two to 17-years-old, each jab contains a dead virus.

The sample encourages an immune response which arms antibodies against select strains of the flu, arming it against possible infection.

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Anaphylaxis – a severe reaction which suppresses breathing – could emerge within minutes of taking the jab.

While it is a dangerous side effect, anaphylaxis is easily treatable with adrenaline.

Healthcare workers trained to give the vaccine also have training on how to administer adrenaline.

The reaction is still rare, however, with just 130 reports of anaphylaxis in all vaccinations between 1997 and 2003.

Source:Daily Express :: Health Feed

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