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Should I worry that I've been given two flu shots?

Dr. Alan M. Young, MD
Family Practitioner

There really isn’t a danger to getting two flu shots, unless you have an allergy to the flu shot. In fact, children younger than nine who are getting vaccinated the first time would receive two dosages the first year, one month apart. Typically people get the flu shot once a year, so there wouldn't be a reason that you should get two flu shots.

Dr. Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrician

Do not worry if you get two flu shots in one flu season. In fact, kids under 9 years old getting the flu shot for the first time get two flu shots that first flu season. For an adult, two flu shots are not necessary, but also not dangerous. Next flu season still get your regular flu shot.

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