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My 9 year old has the flu and the site where she was vaccinated 3 months ago is very painful. Is this normal?

Posted by Suz

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Hi Suz,

The official information about this year's flu shots all indicate that pain at the injection  site is a common side effect but should go away in 72 hours. However, I am seeing many comments in other communities on Wellsphere and on other reputable blogs from people who are experiencing arm pain several months after their flu shot.

I would suggest consulting with your pediatrician by phone. Your doctor knows your daughter's situation and can give you guidance on this.

Best to you,

CK Wilde

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