What are the side effects that could occur?

Possible side effects include:

  • Aches
  • Fever (low grade)
  • Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given

The intradermal flu shot may cause other additional mild side effects including toughness and itching where the shot was given. If these problems occur, they begin soon after the shot and usually last one to two days. Life-threatening allergic reactions are very rare. If any unusual condition occurs following vaccination, seek medical attention right away.

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1. What is seasonal flu?
2. How can I protect myself and my family from the flu?
3. Who should get vaccinated this season?
4. How effective is the flu shot?
5. What are the risks from getting a flu shot?
6. What are the side effects that could occur?
7. Can the flu shot give me the flu?
8. Why do some people not feel well after getting the flu shot?
9. What about people who get a seasonal flu vaccine and still get sick with flu-like symptoms?