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Question by  Sophia (24)

Is getting a sore arm from a flu shot normal?

I got a flu shot two days ago and my arm is still sore.


Answer by  Jojoblue (468)

Yes, it is normal. When you get a flu shot, you are injected with an inactive flu virus. When flu season comes, you won't get sick right away because your body is immune to the virus. The sore is from your body or antibodies fighting against the virus in your blood. It is your body's fighting mechanism working.


Answer by  beenthere13 (197)

Yes - its totally normal to still have a bit of soreness in your arm. Typically the spot where the needle was inserted might be sore for a few days following any vaccination. If the pain were to get severe you should seek out medical attention - severe pain is not normal.


Answer by  AI (23)

Yes. Flu shots are injected deep into the muscle, so they tend to hurt. If you notice extreme bruising, itching or have a high fever, you should see a doctor.

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