If you’ve ever gotten a flu shot and then a day or two later you feel sick, you might wonder if the symptoms were a result of getting the flu shot.
That’s largely a myth, according to Maggie Hagan, MD, an infectious disease specialist.
“When one gets the flu, what do they experience? They may experience muscle aches, low grade or high fever,” Dr. Hagan says. “You can have some muscle aches and fever from the flu vaccine. That doesn’t mean you have the flu.”