This years Flu Shot?

  1. We had a lot of people with bad reactions after they had this years flu shot. A lot of them had real feverish red spots with pain radiating down their arms, a lot of N/V going on. I know that the shot is not supposed to make you sick cause of it being dead viruses. I'm just wondering how the rest of you are tolerating them this year. I had mine and I did not have a problem.
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  3. by   nimbex
    co-worker sick for 4 days began 12 hrs. post vaccine, nausea, fatigue, general aches. yuck!
  4. by   vashka25
    Haven't had one yet this year....and dreading the thought....
    Every year, same thing....get the shot, get a fever, get sick, get pneumonia, get to use up sick pay and for what???? A shot that's supposed to "prevent" a flu from progressing into a serious resp. infection.....hmmmm can we say ironic? lol.
  5. by   vashka25
    Might I also add that hospital policy makes it mandatory for us to have them....!
  6. by   sjoe
    I slept for 20 out of the next 24 hours. Just too fatigued to get up. But I didn't have any other sxs.

    For more info, there was a previous thread a couple weeks ago on this same topic.
  7. by   prmenrs
    Got it, didn't turn a hair.
  8. by   cpgrn
    Always get a flu shot. This year got the shot the same day as my husband - no reaction. He felt bad the next day but admits he did not feel well when he got the shot. I just feel safer with a flu shot and in the last 6 years have not had the flu and neither has my husband. We always used to get it before.
  9. by   sunnybrook83
    I've gotten a flu shot every year except this one- Last year after I got the shot my arm turned flaming red, swelled up and hurt- when the redness and swelling finally went down, it was a lovely mix of black and blue (oh and some green, too!). I figured localized reaction, but decided to skip this year- if others are reacting to it, I'm glad I made that decision.
  10. by   NurseDennie
    I've never had a flu shot until last month. I've never had the flu, either. But I've had pneumonia three times in less than a year and a half.

    I got the flu shot and the pneumonia shot both at the same time. No problems at all. And I figured that if anybody was going to have a problem, it would have been me - I was seriously anemic and just generally "puny."


  11. by   baseline
    No problems.
  12. by   Mattigan
    no problems here.
  13. by   nurs4kids
    Slight tenderness at the site for about 48hrs..
    nothing more.

    I do want to add something, though. On another thread, someone stated they'd just returned from a conference and that you "can't get sick from the flu shot". Well, it was strange to me that on the release form I had to sign, it warned of "tenderness at site, fever/chills X 48h, fatigue, etc".

    However, mine was a breeze...
    i'll take a little tenderness at the site over the flu anyday!
  14. by   almostanurse
    ive never got a flu shot, but i was thinking of it this year sence the hospital is giving them out in the ER. i keep thinking yeah when I get some down time ill walk over there, ya right. then I say maybe on my break, but my craving for a smoke far outweighs that one