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The senior dose flu shot side effects

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    The senior dose flu shot side effects

    This year, for the first time, Rick got the senior dose flu shot. And for the first time, he seems to be having a few side effects. Mild symptoms, a bit of a stomach upset, and just a minor unwell feeling. He is not one to usually complain, and he said he has never had issues before. I will not be able to get the high dose until next season.

    I looked it up, and I did read that more of the mild side effects would occur with the high dose shot. Anyone else get it, and have issues? Just curious.


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    I've been getting the high test flu shots for quite a few years now. Never had any side effects from them. HTH

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    I'd been getting the regular dose for several years with no side effects but in 2017 I had them give me the senior / old fart dose and I felt miserable and had flu like symptoms for three days.....this year I went back to the regular dose and had no problems so I'm sticking with the regular dose from now on.

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    I wasn't even aware there was a high octane sort of flu shot. I get a sore arm from needles. Now I take the nasal variety. It has worked so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    I wasn't even aware there was a high octane sort of flu shot. I get a sore arm from needles. Now I take the nasal variety. It has worked so far.
    Apparently it is for people over age 65. Maybe you do not have it up there? Here, I think the nasal is in a child size dose. But I may be wrong, as there are, I am sure, many adults who do not do well with needles.
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    I get the senior one and never have a problem with it. My pharmacist daughter and pcp says its the best option for me due to my other medical issues.

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    No problems here for both of us. Got our shots at Walmart, this year, and never felt a thing. Easiest shot I’ve ever had. Wife’s arm was a little sore.
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    We both got the senior dose shot this year and neither of us had a problem at all. We both get a bit of a sore arm sometimes-even with the regular shot. But we didn`t this time. I think it must have to do with who gives it or something.

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    I also have been taking the high dose flu vaccine. No issues normally, except this year, I did get a sizable headache for several hours.
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    Ok, guess it may have been a coincidence. He felt better after a couple hours. I don't feel so bad about getting it next year then
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    Once I felt a little achy. No matter what the side effects are, it's a lot better than suffering the real flu, I guarantee that!

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    DH got the super-strong 3-virus shot; I got the regular 4-virus shot. I felt tired the first couple of days but that's typical for me. DH has no adverse reactions to it ever.

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    From what I have been told, flu shots are administered IM (in the muscle), so we probably should expect at least a sore spot where it was injected. We have been requested by the Governor to get the shot.
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    I've gotten the high dose shot for the last several years. No problems with it. I had the real influenza about 10 years back and NEVER want to be that sick again, so even if I did get side effects from the shot I would still have that one.

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    We had the the flu vaccination for the over 65s and had no problems with it.

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