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Are there risks from getting an intradermal flu vaccine?

Just like the regular flu shot, the viruses in the intradermal flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you cannot get the flu from the vaccine. The risk of any flu vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small.

However, a vaccine, like any medicine, has a rare possibility to cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. Almost all people who get the influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it.

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