A 24-year-old female asked:
i had a flu shot about a week ago. i now have bad sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose, and headaches. also very sleepy. no fever, though. any idea?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joel Gallant answered
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cold: It sounds like you have a common cold, which has nothing to do with the flu shot. Flu shots are given during cold season, so it's not unusual to get a cold after receiving the vaccine. You should take the usual over-the-counter medications that you would take to treat cold symptoms.
Answered on May 5, 2017
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