Side Effects of New Shingles Vaccine

Posted by ssbionicknee @ssbionicknee, Sep 20, 2018

I got the flu shot and the new shingles vaccination 3 days ago. Today I started feeling sick to my stomach. I've never had a reaction to the flu shot and was wondering if anyone else felt sick after getting the shingles vaccine?

The night after the injections I contacted my providers they seem to think that this is normal and some people and they asked me a bunch of questions about athletic shock I like that said to call them back they got worse but didn’t seem to think that it was serious again it sounded like they’ve seen this before

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@alan9295

I got the pneumonia flu shot and a shingles vaccine all the same time adverse reactions still sick day three ache all over feels like I have the flu or got run over by a truck swollen glands major headache been taking Tylenol and Excedrin and that seems to break it I am running a low-grade fever Not sure if I’m going to go with the second shot for the shingles if it’s anything like this I would not go through this again

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I received the first shingles shot with no issues. I was advised at the time that I should make sure that both my second shingles shot and flu shot were not administered within 30 days of each other. My flu shot is provided at my place of employment, so it was good advice when time for the second shingles shot. I did have a few issues after the second shot, soreness in the arm, redness and a little fatigue, but wasn’t too bad.

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@ssbionicknee

As luck would have it I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. 🙂 It has been about 8 hours now and I am feeling a little better. I had to get in bed and lay still. I felt sick most of the day, but it got really bad before I laid down. I felt like I was on a boat in the middle of a storm. I also looked up side effects as I was resting, and it said the new vaccine is much stronger than most vaccines and the side effects included feeling sick and a headache. There was also a number to call to report any side effects. I am going to do that tomorrow. This was my first shot and I am supposed to get the second one in 2-6 months. I am dreading the next shot and am going to ask my doctor if I really need it. I had the original vaccine and was fine. Then they came out with this stronger vaccine. I am interested to see what others have to say about their experience with the shots.

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I also took the shingles vaccine yesterday. Today I'm extra tired muscle aches, and a headache. I have all of the side effects

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@bmslade Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It sounds like the shingles vaccine you had a couple days ago gave you side effects.

May I ask how long the side effects lasted?

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