Q&A: What Are The Risks Of Getting A Flu Shot?

flu shot riskQ: What are the risks of getting a flu shot? – D. Phillips

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A: The first thing to know is that the flu shot is a dead virus so it does not cause you to get the flu. The risk of a flu shot causing serious harm or death is extremely small. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, may rarely cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. Almost all people who get influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it. If you have an egg allergy you are allergic to the flu shot.

Here are some of the side effects from receiving the flu shot: