Got the flu shot 4 weeks ago became sick few days ago w/sore &swollen glands, bil ear pain, congestion in back of throat achey is this flu or cold?

Several things. Your flu shot was early enough to protect you from those 3 strains but there has been other strains this year that have infected those who got the shot. There are a bunch of other viruses; adenovirus, parainfluenza virus & others that give symptoms like you describe. Rest, good hydration & diet should help you heal.
Virus. May be many different viruses, including the flu, although that is less likely because you had a flu vaccine. Hope you feel better soon!