Do these flu vaccines have bad side effects?

Not really. The injectable flu vaccine given to adults is not a live vaccine, therefore its side effects are usually mild and can include injection site soreness, chills, muscle aches and joint pains which usually only last a day or two.

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What are the side-effects of Flu shot?

Flu shot. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. Read more...

Is there side effects from a flu shot?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What are the side effects of a flu shot?

Depends. Vast majority of the people have no side effects, other than minor soreness at the site. If you are allergic to something in the vaccine, you could have local swelling redness, pain, itching etc and in rare cases a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. There may be the usual effects of a needle stick. It is important to mention all your allergies to the person giving the shot. Read more...
Potential effects. 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. Read more...

What are the usual side effects of a flu shot for a child?

Fever and soreness. The most common side effect is fever , soreness and occassional cold like symptoms. Most often there are no side effects. Read more...

What are the side effects after a toddler gets a flu shot?

Perhaps. The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. Read more...

Hi I was curious about the 2015 flu shot am I going to get a fever from it and what's the side effects of the flu shot and how high will the fever be?

You won't get fever. Smart move to be immunized against influenza: congratulations! Flu shots do not cause "flu like" symptoms and definitely not fever. (Vaccines sometimes causes a little fever in young children, but rarely if ever in adults.) You won't have any side effects except maybe a little aching at the injeciton site over the next few days. As it happens, I just had my own flu shot today and feel just fine! Read more...
No fever, get it! People used to get a little sick from the flu shot, because the vaccine did not use killed virus. Now it does. Don't worry. You may get typical arm soreness, but not much. Depends on skill of person giving it. The flu shot mix of flu types this year is supposed to do a better job than last year, too. For side effects (not in everyone) see: See http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/general.htm. Read more...

Are there any side effects from the pneumonia shot? Is it similar to getting the flu shot?

Different vaccine. Except for sore arm, little swelling and redness at the site of injection threr is no serious side effect most of the time. There may be mild fever, drowsiness, irritability and loss of appetite rare causes are anaphylaxis due to allergy, headaches, swollen glands, skin rash, seizures, palpitation, swollen glands, wheezing etc. Pnumonia and flu vaccine are two different vaccines, and not at all similar. Read more...

Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?

Influenza vaccine. These symptoms are not generally associated with this killed virus vaccine, and would strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap and find out what else may be going on. Their onset may simply be coincidental with your receipt of the vaccine. Read more...

What are the most common infant flu shot side effects?

Minor. Fever, soreness at the injection site, and fussiness are the common side effects. The achiness and malaise reported by adults does not seem to occur. The side effects and potential risk of having the flu is much greater, including, sadly, death. Read more...