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Time needed for a vaccine to produce antibodies

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I have the chills, some diahrria, low grade fever, hurt all over,tired most of the time.
I had the h1n1 flu shot a few days later I spent most of the day with a family member who was getting over theh1n1 flu.
My question is: even tough I had the flu shot, could I had caught the h1n1 flu from the family member?
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replied January 23rd, 2010
Time needed for a vaccine to produce antibodies


This question is quite easy.
Every vaccine needs time for the body to produce antibodies in order to prepare against infection with the particular microbiological agent. This time is approximately 8-10 days up to two weeks. So, if you were in contact with a person with swine flu before the two weeks expired, then there was the possibility that you got infected.

You might want to visit your family doctor for a physical examination. Rapid tests might be needed to try to detect the swine flu infection. You might be referred to a specialist for infective diseases.


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