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Old 10-25-2019, 05:30 PM   #141
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Could be a coincidence where you were getting pneumonia before you got the shot. Something like that happened to me as a kid. I got vaccinated for measles, then came down with them a week or so.
I did have a slight cough before the vaccine but I have Copd so I always have a cough .A week after the shot I felt feverish , muscle aches and started coughing a lot . I had a chest xray and it is a mild pneumonia.
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:34 PM   #142
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I had a slight cough before I got the shot but I have COPD so I always cough. The week after I started feeling feverish , muscle aches and coughing a lot . I had a chest Xray and it is a mild pneumonia.I may have been getting something and the shot just aclerated it .
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:36 PM   #143
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This year the flu shot did impact me. I have had minor upper respiratory issues since I got the shot. First time ever and I have been getting it for years.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:51 PM   #144
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Don't think I have ever gotten a flu shot. Got the flu once about 25 years ago, worst week ever. My wife got the flu shot a few years ago and her arm was sore for about 3 years.
She doesn't want any more flu shots.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:18 AM   #145
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Got flu shot 3 days ago - no adverse effects. Not even a sore arm.
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:54 PM   #146
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One time (out of a dozen) the next day my shoulder felt like I had bumped into something. Lasted most of the day. If I had not received a flu shot in that arm the day before I can't imagine I would even have noticed it.

But I think people naturally associate anything that happens after an unusual event with that event. Post hoc ergo propter hoc.
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:56 PM   #147
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Got the flu shot 2 days ago. Not sick, but I have a lovely bruise.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:40 PM   #148
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I work remote and spend 2 weeks of every 4 billeted at a "man camp" in the
Arctic. My coworkers commute from all over the USA and many of them have
kids at home in public schools in their various states. As such, I live in
probably the most intense disease exposure environment possible. I get
exposed to whatever is going around in communities all over the USA. I
always get the annual flu shot and have for 20 years. I am absolutely
convinced it has enough utility to warrant getting it. I don't believe I've ever
had an adverse reaction beyond local soreness from flu shots.

I have had adverse reactions to other immunizations. I lived in Asia as a kid
(Philippines and Thailand) and worked ex-pat in my earlier career (Angola and
Equatorial Guinea) and as such, have probably had as many immunizations as
anyone alive. Cholera shots used to really put me down for several days. I was born in Holland and received the european version of the smallpox vaccine as an infant. That vaccine had a tendency to cause a localized scar much more than the USA version. I still have a very noticeable smallpox immunization scar 60 years later.

The second shingrix shot I took about a month ago seemed to cause a
malaise for several days and a really sore arm. The flu shot I had 2 weeks ago
was a non-event.
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