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is arm suppose to hurt after influenza vaccine?

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Dr. Michael Greenberg
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
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Dr. Mark Patterson
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
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
CanHurtAtInjectionSi: It can sometime hurt at site of injection
Answered on Sep 23, 2020

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