(Closed) Can a flu shot be in my bum?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

First it’s an IM shot meaning intramuscular so it needs to go in the muscle. It can go in the buttocks but I know most prefer (as I did when giving almost 100 shots in a day) to give it in the arm. It’s not going to hurt any more or less and it will go much quicker if you just go the arm route. Don’t look and take a deep breath and it’s over just like that.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@heathaah: What about those needle free flu shots?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@heathaah: They do have a nose spray vaccine but if you are around sick people, immunocompromised people or small children it is a bad idea. It is a live virus and you will “shead” the virus for several weeks after you get it. The arm shot really doesn’t hurt too much, it will be sore afterwards but no more than any other shot. Take some some tylenol or something before and it will be fine. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MrsDibs:

Pregnant people can NOT get the nasal vaccine! Sorry!! 🙁 Your arm will be sore for a little while. I would give it to you if I could!!! I feel like I can give them in my sleep!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MissGreen: It’s not a nasal vaccine, it’s a needle free syringe

@heathaah: Here is a video. They are offering them at a lot of places around here, you should look into it.

***Edit*** There is a ton of info if you look at it, I don’t quite understand how it works but I think it’s amazing!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@MrsDibs: They’ve been around for years in one form or another. When I received my Hep B vaccinations in middle school (about 15 years ago) they used a thing that used compressed air to shoot it into your arm. Pretty cool.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@aleeshabobeesha: Really??? They have been all over the local news and ads for the pharmacies lately, so I assumed it was a new thing. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I found the shot itself wasn’t painful, but the reaction afterwards was.  The pain I felt was a little abnormal, it would be in both arms and my neck and would last for about a week.  I found that using an icepack would reduce the area that the pain would spread to.

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