What can I expect as side effects from influenza vaccine?

Side 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.
Fever, soreness. And funny enough, flu like symptoms. Listen , please help me spread the word : a flu shot will not give you the flu or keep you from getting it, but if you get it, it gives you a fighting chance not to end up with pneumonia and dying. How's that?

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What are some mild adverse effects of the influenza vaccine?

Mild Adverse Effects. 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, Read more...
Influenza vaccine. 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...

I Frequently catch colds, will taking influenza vaccine be beneficial? If so, When and how frequently I should take the vaccine to prevent colds?

May increase colds! Influenza vaccine is purely to prevent influenza. It not only does nothing to reduce risk of colds but a recent well-conducted placebo-controlled study showed those who got flu vaccine had 4.4 times more non-influenza respiratory infections in the following 9 months! While those who got flu vaccine had slightly lower incidence of flu the diff. was not significant! See http://tinyurl.com/gqhfl95. Read more...
Unrelated. The flu vaccine can reduce your chance of dying from rare complications of flu, but it does nothing for colds. There is a immune treatment we give small babies that reduces chances of RSV, a major cause of colds, but the dose must be given monthly & cost exceeds $1000/dose for the average baby, we never give it to adults.Follow a healthy lifestyle including hand washing and you may do better. Read more...

Can you get influenza from a influenza vaccine?

Not from shot. The flu shot is made up killed virus, there is no way you can get influenza from the vaccine. People who claim they got the 'flu' are confused. Vomiting/diarrhea are not influenza; it takes about 2 wks after vaccine to develop immunity, so if you get influenza in this time frame, you were exposed before the shot. Flumist is live, weakened influenza and may cause cold-like symptoms. Read more...

How old should my bAby be to inject influenzA vaccine?

Six months. The Center for Disease Control recommends that infants greater than 6 months should get the seasonal flu vaccine. . Read more...
First Dose At 6 Mos. You asked "how old"...should your baby be to receive the "influenzaA vaccine"? The Influenza vaccine protects against A and B strains. Vaccination is recommended beginning at age 6 mos. Infants and children under 8 yrs will need a second dose one month later if this is the first time receiving a flu shot. Following this, one injection is required yearly. Read more...

Is it better to reinforce the immunity against the coronavirus to take influenza vaccine?

No. Coronoviruses and infuenza viruses are two different types of viruses so unfortunately immunity to one type does not give you protection from the other. In fact, there are many different strains of each virus and immunity to one strain only gives limited to no protection for other strains of the same type of virus. Both types of virus attack your respiratory system. Read more...

A toddler who is 11 mmonths old, got an influenza vaccine that is reccomended for 36 months and older, is that dangerous for the 11mo. Old?

Probably not. The multidose preparation of the flu vaccine does contain a small amount of thimerisol which contains a small amount of mercury. In this dr's opinion receiving that is better than receiving none. Read more...
No. The only difference between the vaccine for under 36 months and older children is the dose (0.25ml vs 0.5ml) and under 36 mo vaccine has no preservative, it is not uncommon to use them interchangeably, with the appropriate dose age adjustment. I wouldn't worry. You did the right thing in getting your baby vaccinated. Influenza in infants can be very serious. Read more...