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Could you have sick from a flu shot?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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2 comments
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
There is no evidence base for stating that flu vaccine lowers immunity to viruses that cause sinusitis, colds and bronchitis. Site referenced is an anti-vaccine site.
Dr. Randy Baker
The double-blind controlled research study that showed that children who got the flu vaccine had 440% more non-flu infections was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease in 2012- see https://tinyurl.com/yc59jzhn for the entire article. While the link is on a site critical of vaccines, it's natural such a site would show such research. Your comment does not invalidate this study.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The flu shot will

Not cause you to have the flu but you could have an achy arm or feel slightly under the weather.

In brief: The flu shot will

Not cause you to have the flu but you could have an achy arm or feel slightly under the weather.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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