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We both had the FLU VACCINE last October. Last week my husband

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We both had the FLU VACCINE last October. Last week my husband felt cold, shivery and achy associated with nausea and consequent Los of appetite. He gradually recovered after about 4-5 days although he felt exhausted. I started the same symptoms 6 days after him but am now 7 days along and only just beginning to lose the symptoms. How long am I likely to be infectious to others please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Dr. Shahzad MD :

The thing is that Flu vaccine helps prevent influenza infections but it does not provide one hundred percent protection and the symptoms that you are mentioning can happen due to many other viruses as well so it may not be an influenza infection.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

1 day prior to becoming sick and for 5 days after they first develop symptoms is the contagious period.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So you are most likely not infectious or contagious now.

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Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.


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