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What are the negatives, if any, of getting the flu vaccine?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Hardly any

Flu vaccine is very safe.
Vast majority of people will have nothing worse than a slightly sore upper arm. Even if you get the flu later in the season it's likely to be mild. It's recommended for nearly everyone.Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to get the flu shot because they are more susceptible to complications including death. People who have chronic conditions should get it too.

In brief: Hardly any

Flu vaccine is very safe.
Vast majority of people will have nothing worse than a slightly sore upper arm. Even if you get the flu later in the season it's likely to be mild. It's recommended for nearly everyone.Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to get the flu shot because they are more susceptible to complications including death. People who have chronic conditions should get it too.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Flu vaccine should be given to children over age 6 months. Preventing flu in children also helps to keep the whole family healthy, because they are the ones who usually "bring it into the home".
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Agreed. Thanks, Dr. Lindor.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reactions

While it is considered "generally safe", many people do have some adverse reactions to the vaccine.
Some people get sick afterwards (probably an autoimmune reaction); I have seen anaphylaxis after the flu vaccine and have seen other patients complain of a metal taste in their mouth. For some it is great and they never miss a flu vaccine and for others it causes problems.

In brief: Reactions

While it is considered "generally safe", many people do have some adverse reactions to the vaccine.
Some people get sick afterwards (probably an autoimmune reaction); I have seen anaphylaxis after the flu vaccine and have seen other patients complain of a metal taste in their mouth. For some it is great and they never miss a flu vaccine and for others it causes problems.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Negatives flu Vaccin

Side effects which are mostly minor like local swelling and soreness and redness, low grade fever, and not feeling good in few people for 48 to 72 hours, and very rarely reported guellen barre syndrome, and severe allergic reaction.

In brief: Negatives flu Vaccin

Side effects which are mostly minor like local swelling and soreness and redness, low grade fever, and not feeling good in few people for 48 to 72 hours, and very rarely reported guellen barre syndrome, and severe allergic reaction.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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