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HedgeHogFoxBadger Sun 24-Nov-19 20:52:44

Had my flu vaccine on Tuesday, had a bit of a sore throat and tight chest all week. Saturday morning woke up feeling sick, really sore throat, high temperature and could hardly move. Was in bed all day. Don’t think I’ve ever felt so bad. Today I have been a bit better, temperature has gone and haven’t eaten all day but just had dinner as now feel sick.
Just wondering if anyone has experienced similar?

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TroysMammy Sun 24-Nov-19 20:56:23

No just my arm being a little sore. The flu vaccine contains inactivated flu viruses so it cannot give you flu. You were probably exposed to it before the jab which takes a couple of weeks to give you immunity. Hope you are feeling better soon.

HedgeHogFoxBadger Sun 24-Nov-19 21:05:40

Thank you. I know some people at work have felt achy and colds etc

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Ilikesweetpeas Sun 24-Nov-19 21:12:41

I didn't have any side effects at all

MindyStClaire Sun 24-Nov-19 21:35:24

Most years I have nothing. The odd time I have 12 hours or so of feeling feverish and achy the evening of the vaccine, and then nothing comes of it. Not a big deal.

I suspect you just caught a dose around the same time you had the vaccine.

NannyR Sun 24-Nov-19 21:40:23

Sounds like you've caught a coincidence that you've caught a virus at the same time as the flu jab. Achiness and a slight fever can be a rare side effect of the jab, but what you're describing sounds much worse.
I have the jab every year and get nothing worse than a sore arm.

LucyLeak Sun 24-Nov-19 21:41:03

Hi OP, I had the same as you, was poorly for a week, hopefully you'll feel better in a few days.

YeOldeTrout Sun 24-Nov-19 21:52:28

Zero effects after my flu jab the other day. Didn't even really hurt (must have done it wrong...)

26mcjrfm Sun 24-Nov-19 21:56:56

I developed Bell’s Palsy after getting the flu jab! I’m convinced it is related as it is brought on by a virus and I wasn’t ill in the weeks/months prior to getting it! Cleared up within 4weeks, thank goodness

HedgeHogFoxBadger Sun 24-Nov-19 22:11:15

Thanks all. Just seemed very strange I was so ill yesterday. I do work in a preschool though with a lot of colds coughs sickness etc

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Wolfiefan Sun 24-Nov-19 22:12:25

The injected vaccination is not a live one. It can’t give you flu. It’s a coincidence.

BlueGingerale Sun 24-Nov-19 22:15:24

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Wolfiefan Sun 24-Nov-19 22:18:23

I get the vaccine because I’m immunocompromised and have asthma. Flu could well kill me. It can’t give me flu as it’s not a live vaccine.
They don’t generally test things on pregnant women. That’s why.
Do you have any actual evidence it gives people Bells Palsy or guillain barre syndrome? (I know someone who had the vaccine and got Bells Palsy is not evidence.)

BlueGingerale Sun 24-Nov-19 22:18:56

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Selfsettling3 Sun 24-Nov-19 22:19:02

I presume people have it because flu can and does kill people.

Nonnymum Sun 24-Nov-19 22:20:56

My arm was a bit sorend9e a couple of days but that's all. The person who gave the vaccine said its no longer a life vaccine so you shouldn't get any symptoms. It sounds as though you have picked up a virus rather than related to the vaccine.

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Wolfiefan Sun 24-Nov-19 22:23:01

NHS says
Please don’t scare monger.

Wolfiefan Sun 24-Nov-19 22:24:22

And actually it doesn’t confirm that it does cause GBS. Read more carefully.

BlueGingerale Sun 24-Nov-19 22:28:32

No, I leave the scare mongering to the pharmaceutical companies which are selling the flu vaccine.

They’re the ones who have convinced you flu is dangerous. And their vaccines are safe.

Do you remember as a child - before the vaccine was invented - anyone being scared of flu?

porkpiepat Sun 24-Nov-19 22:31:15

Are you dense? Of course flu can be potentially dangerous to the vulnerable.

Northernsoullover Sun 24-Nov-19 22:31:35

blue flu is more likely to cause GBS than the flu shot. Stop being such a buffoon

RebeccaCloud9 Sun 24-Nov-19 22:35:49

@BlueGingerale are you fucking serious? Have you never heard of the 1918 flu epidemic? Of course people have always been scared of flu. The problem is, people use the word flu when they have a cold. They are not the same thing (I've just been really ill for weeks with actual flu). WISH I'd had the vaccine in time this year.

Neighneigh Sun 24-Nov-19 22:38:16

"Do you remember as a child - before the vaccine was invented - anyone being scared of flu?"

Oh dear. I imagine the 20 to 50 million people who died of Spanish flu in 1918 might have been a bit alarmed, yes.

Northernsoullover Sun 24-Nov-19 22:39:33

I get my flu jab free as I'm a carer but when I wasn't a carer I paid for it. I'm terrified of the flu.

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