How to Get the Swine Flu Vaccine

Three Methods:BeforehandSide-effectsAfter you Have Read the Information Above

The Swine flu is a very dangerous new disease. It has killed over 15,000 people in the US. Follow this guide to help you get a Swine Flue Vaccine.

Method 1

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    Know the Dangers of getting the Swine Flu. This is the first and most important step to getting the vaccine.
    • Most individuals develop typical symptoms of the flu, including:
      • Fever
      • Sore throat
      • Cough
      • Headache
      • Muscle or joint pains
      • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • However, individuals with certain conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, neurodevelopmental conditions (in children), or pregnancy, may be subject to more severe symptoms, or even develop viral pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome, which manifests itself as increased breathing difficulty, typically occurs 3–6 days after initial onset of flu symptoms.[1]
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    Make sure that you are aware of the dangers of getting the vaccine. You should not get the vaccine if you are sick, work on a poultry farm, et cetera.
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    You should definitely get the vaccine if:
    • You are under the age of 6.
    • You live in a remote area that is 350 kilometers (220 mi) or more from a medical clinic.

Method 2

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    Side-effects include swelling, soreness, and tenderness at the site of injection vomiting. Headache, malaise, dizziness, headache, fever, and muscle pain. Two people had more severe reactions, with a much longer spell of nausea, muscle pain and malaise that lasted several days. There were reports of tingling lips or tongue, difficulty breathing, hives, and skin rashes. Thirty six people had serious adverse effects, including anaphylaxis and febrile convulsions; one woman in her 80s died in Quebec. Rare side-effects are temporary bleeding disorders and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a potentially fatal condition involving the system. There is the possibility that immune stimulation by vaccines or any other cause might worsen pre-existing heart disease. A possible case of dystonia has been reported; a woman noted flu-like symptoms starting ten days after influenza vaccination, followed by difficulties with movement and speech. This disorder is extremely rare, since over the past eighteen years there have been only 5 cases that might have been associated with influenza vaccinations. According to the CDC, due to the very low numbers of cases, the disorder is poorly-understood and there is no evidence either for or against it being caused by the vaccinations The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation have stated that it is unlikely that the symptoms in this case are actually dystonia and say that there has "never been a validated case of dystonia resulting from a flu shot".

Method 3
After you Have Read the Information Above

If you have read the info above and do not have any of the symptoms that you do not need listed above, you are ready to move on.

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    Find a good medical clinic. It is best if the clinic is near you, since you can quickly get there.
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    Once you have done that, go to the clinic. The doctor will give you a list of questions. Answer them correctly and honestly.
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    You will then get the vaccine if you have answered all the required questions as you should have.
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    Once you have gotten the vaccine, the doctor will keep you in the clinic for 15 minutes, to make sure that you are all right.


  • Don't eat or drink a lot of food before and after the vaccine.
  • It is best to do this at some time between lunch and dinner.


  • Do not get the vaccine if you have had bad reactions to vaccines before. This does not mean if the vaccine hurts, unless it did severely.
  • After a few more hours, your arm will feel very sore and remain that way for a few days.
  • H1N1 is very dangerous indeed. It is recommended that you get the vaccine if you are eligible.
  • The H1N1 vaccine has eggs and a few other items, and you cannot have the vaccine if you have allergic reactions.

Sources and Citations

  1. "Clinical features of severe cases of pandemic influenza". Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

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