1 doctor weighed in:
Got shingles vaccine earlier today. Neck muscles hurt now when I shake my head "no". Is this normal side effect of vaccine?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Not really.
A few hours is way too little time to see any side effects from a zostavax shot.
Some people experience a mild flu-like feeling, but it doesn't develop for several days to a week. My guess is you coincidentally pulled a neck muscle - slept on it wrong, perhaps - but if the pain is significant, you should call your doctor.

In brief: Not really.
A few hours is way too little time to see any side effects from a zostavax shot.
Some people experience a mild flu-like feeling, but it doesn't develop for several days to a week. My guess is you coincidentally pulled a neck muscle - slept on it wrong, perhaps - but if the pain is significant, you should call your doctor.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors