I was jabbed at lunchtime yesterday. By dinner time my nose was streaming uncontrollably. I've felt a bit off since - but my (presumed dormant) morning sickness has returned with a vengeance today. Vomited 4 times already. It doesn't feel like poisoning (although I guess it might be) - so I'm wondering if I'm now suffering a mini-flu.
From what I've been told it shouldn't make you ill as it's not a live vaccine. Interested in hearing other people's experiences though as I'm 9+2 and was going to bring it up with my midwife next week.
It's not a live vaccine so can only cause a fever at worse but not cold/flu symptoms. I think it is likely you've caught a cold (half the people I know seem to have one at the moment). When I had mine I just had a very sore and heavy feeling arm for a couple of hours - no other side effects.
I had it with both pregnancies (2010 & 2014) and had no ill effects either time.
It is not essential to have Gillian. I know lot of woman who have it and as many who choose not to. With my first pg I was not going to have it. Then DH (who is almost never ill) had flu. He was really ill with it. Even though I didn't get it at the time he asked me to consider having the vaccine as he didn't want to go through what he had whilst pregnant.
My cold symptoms are very modest - but OMG I've totally lost a grip on the vomiting - having thought I was coming out of morning sickness. Been sick 6 times yesterday - down to green bile - so not feeling very well now!
I had mine just before Christmas and asked this question! I was told what others have said, it's not a live vaccine therefore you won't get flu symptoms but you can still get flu as it takes three weeks for your body to make the antibodies.
I had mine a few week ago and was told the same... It's not live so won't give you flu, but you might get some side effects. I felt rough that evening and nearly fainted/threw up on the train home and then sparked out when I made it home. Felt back to normal the next morning though.