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Flu vaccine reaction...

Holy cow. First, I don't think I've had the flu in 15 - 20 years or so and even then it was a pretty mild case. Nonetheless, I thought this year I should go ahead and do the right thing. I'm over 50, so thought I'd make it a twofer and get a shingles vaccine as well.

My shot was a 11:30 yesterday. At about 8:00 last night, I was starting to feel a bit rundown. By 11:00 I had full on headache, muscular aches, chills, a fever and malaise. This continued through the night. At this point the headache has subsided a bit and no more chills, but the body aches and malaise are very much still along for the ride.

In short, these might be the worst flu symptoms I've had in 20 years. How typical is this? I realize that if this all clears up today, it's still far better than a full on bout, but still. I'm not sure I'm jumping on board next year.

Posted: 11/20/2020 at 09:00AM


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Current Thread:
Flu vaccine reaction... -- Cav113 11/20/2020 09:00AM
  Old guy here. No issues at all. ** -- Wahoos1 11/20/2020 3:31PM
  74 here, and no reaction at all. ** -- HoosYrdaddy 11/20/2020 4:02PM
  Sore arm for a couple of days. ** -- Wahoo Gus 11/20/2020 5:18PM
  I had the over 50 flu vaccine this year... -- Jim C 11/20/2020 11:52AM
  Shingrix gave me serious shivering! ** -- hnew 11/20/2020 11:43AM
  A silken, sad, uncertain shivering? ** -- typed by ben 11/20/2020 12:19PM
  99% sure it was a reaction to shingles shot. -- psuvatoo 11/20/2020 10:00AM
  Same for me - due for Shingles part II soon ** -- SPYCAV 11/20/2020 12:15PM
  I get the flu shot every year, never had any reaction ** -- DownTownHoo 11/20/2020 09:46AM
  Same ** -- BocaHoo91 11/20/2020 10:00AM
  Ditto ** -- Charleston Cav 11/20/2020 10:45AM
  Might be from the Shingrix -- VignetteHoo 11/20/2020 09:14AM
  Sounds more and more like the Shingrix... -- Cav113 11/20/2020 09:24AM
  Shingrix did that to me on its own, with both shots -- Fitz-Hoo 11/20/2020 10:24AM
  Thanks, that's encouraging. ** -- Cav113 11/20/2020 09:31AM
  Atypical... you’re definitely in the minority** -- hooville1 11/20/2020 09:03AM

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