My 5 year old child received her flu shot today, she was...

Question: 

My 5 year old child received her flu shot today, she was anxious and tensed up during the injection. She is complaining her arm hurts, can I give her Tylenol?

Answer: 

The side effects of the flu vaccine are usually very minor, like soreness, redness, or swelling where the vaccine was given, or a mild fever. These effects will generally subside after a day or two. In addition to  putting a cool cloth on the arm where your child got the vaccine, pain medication is fine. You will find more information in the Health Passport on pages 16-17. For further questions or concerns, please contact your immunization provider.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Nov 07, 2019