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What are the side effects of the influenza vaccine?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Side effects of the influenza vaccine include: muscle aches, low fever, headaches and fatigue. If you receive a flu shot, you also may experience soreness where the virus was injected. It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to an influenza vaccine, although this is rare. If you experience side effects that concern you, discuss them with your doctor.

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