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Side effects - whooping cough jab

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NAR4 Thu 14-Feb-13 15:17:29

I was running a temperature, so maybe I had just picked up the lurgies then. Just assumed it must have been caused by the jab.

PandaWatch Thu 14-Feb-13 14:47:09

It's not a "live" vaccine so can't make you ill. Same as the flu jab. When people say they feel fluey after having the flu jab it's either conincidence or pyschosomatic.

Hope the sickness passes soon though!

NAR4 Thu 14-Feb-13 14:39:45

Apart from the dead arm, I felt really poorly in general for about 24 hours, starting maybe 6 hours or so after the jab.

MiaowTheCat Thu 14-Feb-13 13:50:52

I had an annoyingly itchy arm for a few days, thought I had achey flueyness but then came down with a stinker of a cold so that part was that instead (and the cold wasn't vaccine related since hubby and DD1 came down with it as well).

Msbluesky32 Thu 14-Feb-13 11:34:43

I had mine a couple of days ago and the only side effect I had was a numbish arm (still got a numbish arm) and sort of fluey/achyness. I have only heard of these symptoms, not sickness.
Perhaps keep a close eye on yourself as there are a few bugs going around (novovirus is making the rounds in my office).

Ellypoo Thu 14-Feb-13 10:31:40

Hi all
I had my whooping cough jab this morning, declined the offer to read about the side effects because it wouldn't have made any difference to whether I had the jab or not.
But, now I feel sick - is this likely to be caused by the jab, or just because of the crumpets I've had for breakfast??!!


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