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Is there side effects from a flu shot?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Potentially

Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site.
If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare.

In brief: Potentially

Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site.
If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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