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Low grade fever, chills after taking flu vaccine. Reaction to vaccine?

My husband, age 74, has been running a low grade fever for the past 4 days (99 to 101), it began shortly after we both received the over 65 flu vaccine. I have had no reaction, is this a reaction to the flu vaccine. He also was
achy and had the chills for the first 2 days. He seems to be improving as he does not have a fever during the day, but in the evening he will develop a low grade fever (99 to 101). Thank you for your information
Asked On : Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, as you describe it is low grade fever, it may be due to vaccine, but its occurence in adults is questionable, or may be due to active infection. There is possibility of the streptococal infection, or malaria.
So i advise you to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Thank you.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
Thanks for query on HCM.
You can experience low-grade fever and aching after getting any flu vaccine. After getting a flu shot some people can also experience soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given.
No need to worry, you can take any simple nsaid to subside fever.
Cold sponging will be helpful to reduce the temperature.
It will subside within 3 to 5 days,otherwise consult your treating doctor for further guidance.
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