In the Meta discussion titled: What is a medical advice?, I found that Carey Gregory defined "medical advice" as a type of question:
"Medical advice is any question that asks for a personal advice, diagnosis, prognosis, second opinion, or interpretation of lab results/medical notes/etc. Or more broadly, any question that would require a health professional to know personal details about you (or someone else) to give a proper answer"
In that same discussion, Chris Rogers said (emphasis his):
"I agree with @CareyGregory and we both use the standard explanation that for a number of reasons outlined in this meta post, we can not, and will not, give medical advice."
All Meta discussions I've found regarding medical advice seem to be centered around questions, for example:
- What constitutes a request for medical advice?
- Are personal medical advice questions on topic here?
- Should we edit Personal Medical Advice questions?
- and almost every result here is about questions whereas this search gives about 1/10th the number of results, and none of them seem to answer the question I have right now.
I saw someone give this advice in an answer:
"Anyway, go get one shot. It will give you some protection. Then, after the spacing recommended where you live - probably 3 to 8 weeks - get a second. Then don't worry about the third for 6 months after that."
Whether or not the advice is good, it seems like a slippery slope and bad precedent if the site does not want answerers telling people (or even suggesting to people) what to do!