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A 37-year-old female asked:

Got the flu shot 4 weeks ago became sick few days ago w/sore &swollen glands, bil ear pain , congestion in back of throat achey is this flu or cold?

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Dr. Vandana Kumra
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Virus: May be many different viruses, including the flu, although that is less likely because you had a flu vaccine. Hope you feel better soon!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several things: Your flu shot was early enough to protect you from those 3 strains but there has been other strains this year that have infected those who got the shot.There are a bunch of other viruses; adenovirus, parainfluenza virus & others that give symptoms like you describe.Rest, good hydration & diet should help you heal.

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