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Old 11-14-2021, 04:56 PM
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Default Arm redness at site of Flu vaccine injection

This is only my second flu shot ever so I'm not so sure how common a reaction at the injection site is. My first flu shot was last year and I had no reaction at all.....not even soreness at the injection site. Now I'm starting to wonder if I was not given the senior dose of the flu shot last year.

This shot has left my arm a bit sore with a deep red area about 3" in diameter. This is the type of arm redness I had from my first two Moderna shots.

Anyone have a reaction like this at their site of injection of the Flu shot?
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Old 11-14-2021, 05:18 PM
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It’s not an uncommon reaction. Slap an ice pack on it.
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It’s not an uncommon reaction. Slap an ice pack on it.
Yup. That and some Motrin (if you can tolerate it)...

My wife gets that every time. Lasts a day or so...
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My experience.....(over 20 years)? It will be gone in a couple of days.
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50 years + of flu shots. Reactions vary. This can be one of them.
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Thanks everyone for your insight.
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Very common. Ice it
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WebMD is an excellent source.

Flu Shot Fact Sheet: Influenza Vaccine and Side Effects
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What’s the worry? If concerned, call your physician.
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This is only my second flu shot ever so I'm not so sure how common a reaction at the injection site is. My first flu shot was last year and I had no reaction at all.....not even soreness at the injection site. Now I'm starting to wonder if I was not given the senior dose of the flu shot last year.

This shot has left my arm a bit sore with a deep red area about 3" in diameter. This is the type of arm redness I had from my first two Moderna shots.

Anyone have a reaction like this at their site of injection of the Flu shot?
Just about every time. A mildly sore arm for a couple of days, that's all.
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This is only my second flu shot ever so I'm not so sure how common a reaction at the injection site is. My first flu shot was last year and I had no reaction at all.....not even soreness at the injection site. Now I'm starting to wonder if I was not given the senior dose of the flu shot last year.

This shot has left my arm a bit sore with a deep red area about 3" in diameter. This is the type of arm redness I had from my first two Moderna shots.

Anyone have a reaction like this at their site of injection of the Flu shot?
Most common reaction to the shot. The content changes every year depending on what is predicted to be the flu strains of the coming season. Your reaction may be different every year.
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This is only my second flu shot ever so I'm not so sure how common a reaction at the injection site is. My first flu shot was last year and I had no reaction at all.....not even soreness at the injection site. Now I'm starting to wonder if I was not given the senior dose of the flu shot last year.

This shot has left my arm a bit sore with a deep red area about 3" in diameter. This is the type of arm redness I had from my first two Moderna shots.

Anyone have a reaction like this at their site of injection of the Flu shot?
I’ve given countless flu vaccines over the years as well as gotten them. Getting a red arm isn’t uncommon nor is it uncommon not to get any mark. It just depends on you as well as the strain of vaccine which changes every year. It is nothing to worry about and should subside in a few days. Your immune system has responded and that’s a good thing.
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This is only my second flu shot ever so I'm not so sure how common a reaction at the injection site is. My first flu shot was last year and I had no reaction at all.....not even soreness at the injection site. Now I'm starting to wonder if I was not given the senior dose of the flu shot last year.

This shot has left my arm a bit sore with a deep red area about 3" in diameter. This is the type of arm redness I had from my first two Moderna shots.

Anyone have a reaction like this at their site of injection of the Flu shot?
This is not uncommon, especially if your immune system is revved up from the covid shots. It’s actually a good sign!
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:42 PM
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What’s the worry? If concerned, call your physician.
I never said I was worried. I had this same redness and soreness at the injection site when I had my Covid shots. I just had no idea the flu shot can offer the same reaction, especially when I had no reaction whatsoever from my first flu shot last year.

This is day four now and the deep redness is a slight pink so it is improving.
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Most common reaction to the shot. The content changes every year depending on what is predicted to be the flu strains of the coming season. Your reaction may be different every year.
Good to know. Going forward, I do plan to get the flu shot annually now that I'm officially a senior and now that Covid will always be floating around.
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