Atlanta, GA
A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

Side effects of flu shot in infants? also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unrelated: The child's symptoms are unrelated to the vaccine. It is possible the child came in contact with someone with a cold around that time. The flu vaccine is a dead virus vaccine, does not cause illness, nor is the patient who receives the vaccine contagious.
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