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What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

SIDE EFFECTS: I agree with my other colleagues who have answered this question. I would just like to add that there is a facet to vaccinations that one might want to educate themselves on and that is the topic of adjuvants and preservatives. The space here is too short to discuss this. I recommend going to websites like www.Mercola.Com and www.Russellblaylockmd.Com. ...Read more

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Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Side Effects of MMR: Nothing happens most of the times Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases.It gets better without any treatment Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more

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What are the side effects of HPV vaccine?

Minimal: Most women have no side effects. Some have a little discomfort at the site of the injection. Others feel fatigued for a day or so. That is normal. Your body is using energy to build an immune response which is what we want to happen. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Fever, rash: Most people don't have a reaction to the MMR vaccine but there are cases with symptoms ranging from mild to severe mild side effects include slight fever, rash and swelling of glands in the cheek or neck. Moderate reactions include seizure and stiffness of extremities. Severe effects include serious allergic reactions which occur in less than 1 out of a million doses. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the DTP vaccine?

What are the side effects of the DTP vaccine?

Fever/Iritability/: Commonest side efeects are 1mild fever 2injection site soreness 3 irritability 4vomiting some will vomit 1to3days 5drowsiness, lasts a day or two 6 rarely allergic or hypersensitivity reactions, can happen few hours after the vaccine is given.I t require immediate medical attention as it can lead to difficulty breathing and shock.It can cause high fever seizures and inconsolable crying for several. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a flu shot?

What are the side effects of a flu shot?

Depends: Vast majority of the people have no side effects, other than minor soreness at the site. If you are allergic to something in the vaccine, you could have local swelling redness, pain, itching etc and in rare cases a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. There may be the usual effects of a needle stick. It is important to mention all your allergies to the person giving the shot. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

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What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of getting the flu vaccine twice?

What are possible side effects of getting the flu vaccine twice?

No Risk, No Benefit: You may have localized swelling and pain at the injection site if you take a Flu shot twice, and I am sure your wallet will feel the loss of the co-pay for two shots -otherwise, you will be fine. Is there any particular reason you wish to take the Flu shot twice? Studies have not shown that additional doses within a 6 month period are helpful. Talk to your Doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tetanus shot?

What are the side effects of tetanus shot?

Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the DPT shot?

What are the side effects of the DPT shot?

No dtp now DTap/TdaP: The DTP was retired in about 1992 after the acellular pertussis vaccine was developed. The early product was well known for the pain & fever it generated, but the newer product was synthesized in the lab rather than derived from dead germs.At present it is rarely associated with fever after several doses & normal injection pain.Its mild nature let us give it to adults now as tdap. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

What are the side effects of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

VACCINE: SIDE EFFECT: Meningococcal vaccine: current recommendation: 1st dose at 11 years and booster 5 years later. New recommendation is coming to start at two years or as early as 2 mo age in susceptible children, 2 to 4 doses. Side effects: like all other vaccines, some malaise, mild headache, low grade fever, localized redness lasting 1-2 days. ...Read more

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What are the side effects fo the flu and pneumonia vaccinations?

What are the side effects fo the flu and pneumonia vaccinations?

Flu vaccine (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. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Flu shot?

What are the side-effects of Flu shot?

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. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of the whooping cough vaccine?

What are some of the side effects of the whooping cough vaccine?

Swelling: Mostly local pain, redness and swelling. Possibly fever. Thanks for taking an active interest in your health and your family's health! ...Read more

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What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

What are side effects of  a tetanus vaccine?

Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine flu?

What are the effects of swine flu?

Swine Flu: symptoms may include: fever, severe, headache, body aches / pains, chills,fatigue, weakness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, diarrhea & vomiting. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swine-flu/basics/symptoms/con-20034916 ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

What are the side effects of tamiflu (oseltamivir)?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effects: Rashes or blisters to the skin or mouth, itching, facial swelling (allergic reaction), chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, and abdominal pain are a few possible side effects of Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Notify your doctor right away if any of these occur! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of flu vaccine?

SIDE EFFECTS: I agree with my other colleagues who have answered this question. I would just like to add that there is a facet to vaccinations that one might want to educate themselves on and that is the topic of adjuvants and preservatives. The space here is too short to discuss this. I recommend going to websites like www.Mercola.Com and www.Russellblaylockmd.Com. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of swine flu vaccine how long it will take to appear the symptoms?

What are the side effects of swine flu vaccine how long it will take to appear the symptoms?

Very little: long list of potential-side effects , in reality and practically very little side effects local pain and mild fever possible for 1-2 days ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of getting the flu vaccine twice?

No Risk, No Benefit: You may have localized swelling and pain at the injection site if you take a Flu shot twice, and I am sure your wallet will feel the loss of the co-pay for two shots -otherwise, you will be fine. Is there any particular reason you wish to take the Flu shot twice? Studies have not shown that additional doses within a 6 month period are helpful. Talk to your Doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?

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Minor discomforts: Fever and local pain over the injection site are the common side effects. Since your infant is on chronic Aspirin therapy, annual influenza vaccination is essential. Reye syndrome has been known to occur to children who take Aspirin while they are having flu (influenza). ...Read more

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What are possible side effects to getting double the dose of flu vaccine?

What are possible side effects to getting double the dose of flu vaccine?

Nothing specific: You increase the discomfort factor, and could intensify any side effect or allergic response if you were sensitive to any vaccine component. For most, this is a non-issue. You do not get an increase in protection or a bad reaction. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to the 'flu' vaccine?

Are there any side effects to the 'flu' vaccine?

Shots, only a few: In the usa, this year's shots only have some soreness, low-grade fever ; aches as possible sfx. The nasal spray has more. Those mimic a mild, short term cold or flu and are not common. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm it may be different in the uk. ...Read more

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Should i get a flu vaccine or are there negative side effects?

Should i get a flu vaccine or are there negative side effects?

Risk/benefit analysi: Nothing in the world is absolutely, positively safe but the benefit of not getting influenza far outweighs the risk to you. ...Read more

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My mother has a weak immune system. About the flu vaccine, it's dangerous for her, because of the side effects?

My mother has a weak immune system.  About the flu vaccine,  it's dangerous for her, because of the side effects?

Flu shot safe: The influenza vaccine by injection is safe. It is a killed vaccine and not able to cause the flu. Side effects are usually mild and short lived. In immune deficient patients, usually avoid "live" vaccine such as nasal flu vaccine. ...Read more

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I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?

I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?

Side effects: sounds likely to be side effects from vaccination. Drink fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain- this can go on for 2-3 days. If persisting- see your physician. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Flu shot?

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. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a flu shot?

Depends: Vast majority of the people have no side effects, other than minor soreness at the site. If you are allergic to something in the vaccine, you could have local swelling redness, pain, itching etc and in rare cases a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. There may be the usual effects of a needle stick. It is important to mention all your allergies to the person giving the shot. ...Read more

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What are the side effects after a toddler gets a flu shot?

Perhaps: 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. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?

What are the side effects of  a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?

Local: The most common side effects are local soreness and tenderness. Rarely you might feel flu like symptoms such as achiness, low grade fever and malaise. They do not last long. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start having side effects from flu shot 58hrs after receiving it- Low fever, nausea, body aches.Usually I get side effects much sooner?

Is it normal to start having side effects from flu shot 58hrs after receiving it- Low fever, nausea, body aches.Usually I get side effects much sooner?

Usually coincidental: Usually, the fever, nausea, and body aches are due to minor illnesses such as viral infections. Other causes are possible, but since typical flu shots rarely cause any reactions aside from at the location of the shot, such common symptoms like fever, nausea, or body aches are generally considered to be coincidences and have some other cause rather than a flu shot. ...Read more

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Is there side effects from a flu shot?

Is there side effects from a flu shot?

Yes, but unless you: Have a specific allergy or another reason to avoid it, you should get the shot. Every medical procedure has side effects. ...Read more

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What are the usual side effects of a flu shot for a child?

What are the usual side effects of a flu shot for a child?

Fever and soreness: The most common side effect is fever , soreness and occassional cold like symptoms. Most often there are no side effects. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more