A 34-year-old member asked:
is arm suppose to hurt after influenza vaccine?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Greenberg answered
29 years experience Pediatrics
Common side effect: It's common for there to be soreness after a flu shot. If it's mild normal pain relievers like acetominophen or Ibuprofen will help. If it's severe consult your health care provider.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
Dr. Mark Patterson answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Common Occurrence: All injectable vaccines work by stimulating your immune system. This stimulation can often result in some soreness and mild tenderness at the injection site for a few days.
Answered on Mar 7, 2015
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