3 Side Effects of Flu Vaccines/Shots

Every year, people protect themselves from influenza, or the flu, by getting the flu vaccine. This vaccine, which typically comes as a shot or nasal spray, can reduce your chances of getting the flu by as much as 60 percent. Most side effects are quite mild, however, in rare cases, they can be severe. Before you get your flu shot, you may want to know what you might expect. Read on to learn about common and rare side effects of the flu shot as well as how to reduce these effects. Here are three side effects of flu vaccines/shots: 


  • a runny or stuffy nose 
  • Fever
  • loss of appetite