Possible Side Effects of Influenza Vaccine

For those of you who already have the flu, it might not hurt if you try the influenza vaccine. This flu vaccine is effective enough to prevent viral attacks that can make your nose runny and cough that you can get at Yishun clinic. But before the influenza vaccine, you should first understand the various side effects that can occur afterward.

Influenza vaccine side effects are common

In general, side effects that arise after influenza vaccine injection is not too dangerous. This can happen to children to adults. Well, so as not to panic, let’s look at what are the side effects of the following flu vaccine.

1. The skin is red at the injection area

One effect that often appears after vaccination is reddening of the skin on the injected part, usually on the upper arm. After the injection, your skin will experience symptoms such as:

• Reddish skin

• Pain and warmth

• Swelling in the area

No need to worry, this condition only lasts a maximum of 2 days after the vaccine is carried out. However, if you are not comfortable with this condition, it is hoped that you consult the GP in Yishun

2. Headaches and muscle aches

In addition to reactions to the injection site, some people feel dizzy and have a headache after being injected with an influenza vaccine. Not only that, but your muscles also feel painful and achy. This condition is still fairly normal and usually will last up to 2 days.

To alleviate the side effects of the flu vaccine you experience, you can take pain medication. However, the drug is only allowed for adults, at least over the age of 16 years. Also, it is not recommended for pregnant women who suffer from these symptoms to take the same medicine or you can consult a Doctor in Yishun

3. Fever

Usually, for 2 days after the flu vaccine, body temperature will increase, aka you will have a fever. As long as the fever does not exceed 38 degrees Celsius, you do not need to worry because this will disappear by itself.

Indeed, no special treatment is needed to overcome this. However, if you want to recover quickly because it interferes with your daily activities, there are several treatment options for fever:

• Taking heat-lowering drugs, such as paracetamol. Don’t forget to always check the dosage of use or ask the pharmacist to make sure.

•              Drink lots of water.

• Taking drugs such as ibuprofen to fight inflammation.