- According to the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention", the flu vaccine does not actually give you any flu.
- Persons receiving the flu vaccine, however, may experience muscle soreness, fever or nausea.
- It's best to get your vaccine by November, but the CDC says flu shots will be beneficial if you get them in January.
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You get the flu shot to get sick, but it's not uncommon for you to feel sick after your annual vaccination.
Many people mistakenly believe that getting a flu shot causes you to get the flu. In fact, it's one of the biggest myths about the flu vaccine. According to a 201
"Influenza vaccination is a flu virus that only consists of half of the virus – the part you need to have an immune response to," Dr. Andrew Pekosz, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University MensHealth.com . "It's also put into your arm muscle where the flu virus is not normally located, so there's no way you can get the flu shot."
However, you may feel discomfort from the shot itself, which is very similar to symptoms of the flu.
Side effects of influenza intake 2018-2019 according to CDC include:
- swelling, redness or pain near the onset
- sore muscles  "Most people have some redness and pain at the injection site, these are normal symptoms and are partly due to the immune system in your body reacting to the vaccine," said Pekosz.
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How common are these side effects?
About 23 percent of healthcare workers who received the H1N1 vaccine reported generalized pain or back pain, a study from 19459013 from 19459014 (vaccine ).
A shot is the traditional vaccination method, but people may opt for vaccination FluMist vaccine administered through a nasal spray
Side effects of the FluMist vaccine include :
- Runny nose or clogged Nose
- sore throat
- sore throat
- sore throat
- ] reduced appetite
Although the CDC does not recommend a particular method
- the FluMist should be avoided by persons younger than two years of age or older than 50, people with weak immune systems or children with asthma.
Thankfully, you should not experience any symptoms for long. "Usually they do not last more than a day or two," Pekosz said.
In rare cases an allergic reaction to the vaccine may occur. Symptoms include shortness of breath, hives, eye or mouth swelling, weakness or dizziness. These symptoms usually occur within minutes to hours after vaccination.
If you are really and feel sick for a long time After that, you've probably just gotten another virus that the flu vaccine does not protect you against.
"The flu vaccine protects against the influenza virus, but there are a number of other viruses that can cause a flu-like illness." Pekosz said. "Viruses such as human parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and coronavirus circulate in the fall and early Winter, the time when flu shots are in full swing. "These viruses and their symptoms usually last two to eight days.