I got a flu shot this past Friday (three days ago); by that evening, I had a high fever, terrible body aches, pain in the left side of my neck that has traveled to my right shoulder. It is painful to raise my arm and I still feel bad. Hope this will be going away soon or should I seek help? Thank you
Hi flu info,
I do hope you received advice from your doctor about your symptoms. Generally the side effects from a flu shot are quite mild and go away within one to two days. Whenever you are concerned about symptoms, it is always best to contact your physician.
If you are still interested in learning more about the flu shot, we have a few articles you might check out:
CDC Expert Answers Questions About the Flu and Flu Vaccine
Don't Avoid Getting Your Flu Shot For the Wrong Reasons
Quiz: The Truth About the Flu Vaccine
Allergies, Cold, Sinusitis, Flu -- Which Is It?
Hope you are well!