Flu shot

  1. I got a flu shot yesterday while at school and another nursing student did it. Well my arm hurts if i raise it in the air. And if I touch my arm at the bicep area, which is around where the shot was given, it hurts. My arm isn't bruised or anything like that. I got a flu shot last year and I don't remember if it hurt or not afterwards. Is this normal? I'm right handed so I got the shot in my left arm.
    •  
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Daytonite
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/d...di/202297.html - flu vaccine. Includes side effects.
  4. by   MegNeoNurse
    Yes that is normal, flu shots (atleast the ones I administered and the one I got myself) are IM injections. So if you tensed your muscle it may increase the soreness, which should subside in the next few days. I made sure my arm was completely relaxed when I got my flu shot this year, and my arm was sore as heck for 2 days. I bet you'll be just fine
  5. by   hikernurse
    Mine always hurt for a day or two, also. At least it's nothing like a tetanus shot. I find the more I move my arm the sooner it feels better.

close