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What are the complications of flu shot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu shot: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Side effects and...: Flu shots often cause side effects like muscle/ joint aches, fever,headaches,fatigue and irritability and rarely Guillan-Barre syndrome which causes paralysis (see https://www.drugs.com/pro/fluarix.html). While you can't get flu directly from it,flu shots appear to lower immunity to other viruses including 4.4x risk of viruses that cause sinusitis,colds and bronchitis! https://tinyurl.com/jjmqtvp

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