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

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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.
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