I have small children. Is there any danger of passing infection to them if I have a Flu jab myself?

Pregnancy and Children
Last updated: 11/11/23
ANSWER BY: Dr Richard Dawood Medical Director
Date Added: 09/08/21


There is no risk of passing on an infection from just having the flu jab. Injected flu vaccines do not contain live virus, they contain proteins from “dead” inactivated virus that are used to obtain an immune response, but not to actively give you infection.


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