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Is it normal to get a cold after getting the H1N1 shot?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • There can be a reaction to every shot, because we are putting something "foreign" into the body. The side effects of the shot itself are usually just soreness and redness at the injection site. A person may also have body/headache from any type of shot. It is possible that you can have cold symptoms just because you were going to catch a cold anyway.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:32 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • It's normal to catch a cold after you're exposed to the cold virus. Not from the flu shot. It's a dead virus.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Well... it is normal to get sick after going into a clinic because you accidently touch things that are germy... or are in the same room with sick kids.
    But I wouldn't think a cold would come FROM the shot.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • You did NOT get sick from the shot!! It is a dead virus and takes 2 weeks to become affective. You can already have the cold virus in you and just happened to get sick at the same time.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:18 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • no not normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • it's normal to have some cold like symptoms as a side effect, but they are usually mild and do not last very long. I had a stuffed nose for a day, hubby too. (we got out shots at different times and had the same reaction). It's also very possible to get a cold this time of year. Sometimes one things does not *cause* another.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Nov. 12, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

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