Flu (Influenza) Vaccine

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Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions (including people with heart disease, asthma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes), are at high risk of serious flu complications.  There are two main types of influenza (flu) virus: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.

The best way to prevent flu is by getting vaccinated each year. *

The flu is not the same as a cold, and flu symptoms can come on suddenly. 

Some symptoms include: 

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills (Not all people experience a fever)

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, (more common in children)

Common side effects from the flu shot include:

  • Soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot

  • Headache

  • Fever

  • Nausea

  • Muscle aches

The flu shot, like other injections, can occasionally cause fainting.

Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Hoarseness or wheezing

  • Swelling around the eyes or lips

  • Hives

  • Paleness

  • Weakness

  • A fast heart beat or dizziness

Life threatening allergic reactions to the flu shot are rare. These signs would most likely happen within a few minutes to a few hours after the vaccine is given.

If you believe you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

References: 

“About Flu.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 Sept. 2019, www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html.