5 Most Alarming Flu Vaccine Side Effects Reported Recently

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Here are this year’s main flu vaccine side effects!

In recent years, the flu vaccine has definitely proven itself to be a vital instrument in the ongoing battle against the flu.

With the ever-evolving nature of the influenza virus, healthcare professionals and scientists continuously work to ensure that vaccines remain safe and effective.

Nevertheless, concerns about potential flu vaccine side effects have gained significant attention in this era of information-sharing and increased awareness.

So we’ve decided to delve into these side effects, examining their severity, prevalence, and the ongoing research on improving vaccine safety. Staying informed about the potential risks to make well-informed decisions about our health is key.

On that note, here are the 5 most alarming flu vaccine side effects that have been reported in recent times.

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17 Responses

  1. I was bruised from my shoulder to my elbow last year when I got my flu shot. I’m suppose to get my shot on Wednesday and hope it doesn’t happen again.

  2. I got the flu shot.A few mins after the short i had some forearm pain.which was strange because ive never had it before.I had a low grade fever, headache,and body aches,with chills

  3. I was wondering was it just me. I had a headaches and head pain that lasted several days as if it was more than that. It scared the hell out of me. It hurt to cough, sneeze or laugh, turn your neck etc.

  4. Within an hour after getting the stronger flu vaccine ( I’m 81) I became very weak and light headed. Thought I would pass out. Tried driving home and felt disoriented . I think the vaccine was too strong and will ask for the lighter one next year.

  5. Had enhanced flu shot oct. 10. Within an hour, started swelling, red, hot. By morning severe cellulitis from inside elbow to shoulder, put on Keflex 7 days, now 4 weeks passed, infection, gone after 2 weeks, still a little red. No reaction last year from shot.

  6. I got the Flu shot recently and had severe arm pain , bruising and swelling. It has been 2 months and now I still have pain from my deltoid to my elbow like arthritis pain off and on.

  7. Is it possible to develop edema in lower extremities after receiving the +65 flu shot? First year I have received this particular type of flu shot and first time I have had any problems.

  8. I got the flu shot and RSV shot in different arms on the same day. No problems. I got the COVID booster a couple of weeks later. My arm became red, swollen and itchy!? An allergic reaction? Bad batch of COVID vaccine? Bad injection technique?
    Candy Frankel

  9. My son and I had a flu short in 2005. While I had the milder symptoms that didn’t keep me from work, my son who was 11 years old was super sick the next day. Had to take him to see a physician. He recovered, but developed an egg size lymphatic nodule between that shoulder and neck region that persists to date at 32 years old. He has since refused to take the flu vaccine ever again.
    I also stopped taking the yearly doses in 2015 because it caused me a full blown infections. I would be out of work for upto 5 days each time with severe flu symptoms. So I got an exception note each year after that.

  10. very sore arm and a real bad headache that afternoon and even woke me up at night hurting.Had both shots covid and flu the same time. Never had a problem with either before. Will not get both at same time next time.

  11. My Mother, received the Flu shot in the late 80s while living in St. Louis a suburb. With watching what she went through, I or my extended family refuse the flu shot. We evidently have had luck on our side because not one of us have had the flu or even Covid19. I know many would argue regarding the shot but we saw way too much sadness.

  12. I got a flu shot yesterday felt light headed wanted to throw up arm hurt bad and still does left leg hurts bad my neck swelled a little that went away and I have a headache and neck pain sneezing and off and on voice sounds like when I have cold or sick I have never had a problem with the flu shot before If these things keep bothering me or don’t go away after few days going to my doctor because worrying me some. this is the one I received Flu (Inactivated)

    Vaccine administered:
    AFLURIA QUAD 2023-24 (3YR UP)

  13. I had both the flu and Covid booster, one in each arm, at the same time, 11-9-23. I barely felt either shot and had no problem at all, not even sore arm. I’m 70 years old have had all Covid shots and take my yearly flu and have never had a problem. One of the lucky ones I suppose.

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