Signs and symptoms of reaction to Flu vaccine

We all know that the Flu is a contagious disease.  It can spread by coughing and sneezing. Anyone can get the Flu, but the highest rates are among children. Symptoms of the flu are fever, chills, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, head ache, muscle aches and or fatigue.

Reaction To Flu Vaccine : A Risk When Trying To Prevent The Flu

One way to combat the Flu is to get an annual Flu vaccine. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the Flu vaccine “is the primary method for preventing influenza and its severe complications.” There are two diiferent types of Flu vaccine: inactivated or live virus.  The inactivated vaccine is injected.  A live, attenuated (weakened) influenza vaccine is sprayed into the nostrils.

All Medications Risk Side Effects : Reaction To Flu Vaccine

“A vaccine, like any medicine, could possibly cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of a vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Serious problems from inactivated influenza vaccine are very rare.” CDC

Mild Flu Shot Reactions

Mild Flu shot reactions include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given, hoarseness; sore, red or itchy eyes; cough, fever, and aches.  A reaction to Flu vaccine continue they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days.

Severe Flu Shot Reactions

Severe Flu shot reactions include allergic reactions. CDC says however that a life-threatening reaction to Flu vaccine is very rare. If Flu shot reactions occur, it is usually within a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccine.

But, is this where it ends? Are there more serious Flu shot reactions that aren’t so readily disclosed to patients? The answer is yes.  And our friends at the CDC even discloses some information about Flu shot reactions, they just downplay the severity of them.  One very good example is Flu vaccine Guillain Barre syndrome.

As stated, these are the flu shot reactions that are “recognized” by the CDC. However, there is literature that supports other reaction to Flu vaccine.  It is important that you make a very informed decision regarding vaccinations. Be sure to read all the information available to you, including the links included in this article.
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