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A 23-year-old male asked:

Got fever/chills and headache about 2 weeks ago, next day i had to take a flu shot(army) i didn't have fever but was still sick. still cough /sore thr?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Ok: Sounds typical for viral URI (common cold). Flu vaccination would tend to exacerbate the ongoing inflammatory response to the cold, and cough/sore throat can be the more persistent symptoms as you recover. Expect continued resolution over the next week and adequate rest/hydration is best approach to expedite recovery
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