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Headache and other aches and pains

After your shot, you might have headaches or some achiness and pain in the muscles throughout your body. This also usually happens on the first day and goes away within two days. Taking pain relievers such as ibuprofen can help ease your discomfort.
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Reaction at the injection site

The most common side effect of the flu shot is a reaction at the injection site, which is typically on the upper arm. After the shot is administered, you may have soreness, redness, warmth, and in some cases, slight swelling. These effects usually last less than two days. To help reduce discomfort, try taking some ibuprofen before getting your shot
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Fever

A fever of 101°F or less is a common side effect of the shot. A slight fever is considered a mild side effect, and it should go away within a day or two. If the fever bothers you, you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
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