Are there any risks associated with getting an influenza vaccine?

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There may be a very small increase in the risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in adults who receive the influenza vaccine. Allergic reactions to influenza vaccines are possible, especially in people who have an egg allergy. Other side effects may occur. If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, or any side effects that cause concern, you should consult your doctor right away.

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