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Old 10-15-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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cold symptoms after having flu shot???

I had my flu shot almost 24 hrs ago....when i woke up this morning i felt like i had the worse cold starting but as the day went on i felt slightly better. I awoke with a sore throat, achy body, tiredness and a very runny/stuffy nose. I have had the shot for years now and i have never had anything other than a sore husband was looking it up and he said it looks more like a reaction from the shot but how can a flu shot give you cold symptoms? i find that very odd that i have sinus issues after having a flu shot.

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Old 10-16-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: cold symptoms after having flu shot???

A common theory as to why some people feel as though they are coming down with something shortly after having had the flu shot, is that the flu shot does temporarily weaken the immune system as it is producing antibodies against the flu strain you were vaccinated for. If by coincidence you were fighting off the very early stages of a cold (no symptoms as of yet) the flu shot might weaken the immune system just enough for the cold to develop.

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