Before you get a flu shot for the first time, our clinical staff will check your vital signs and your temperature. If you have a fever, you might need to postpone getting the flu shot for a few days.
Please note that if you are allergic to eggs, you should let your doctor know before you get a flu shot. That’s because the standard flu vaccine has egg protein in it and could cause a severe allergic reaction. Egg-free flu vaccine is available, so discuss this option with your doctor during your first visit.
Unless you have an egg allergy, side effects of the flu vaccine are rare. Most people experience some discomfort at the site of injection, as well as some muscle aches and sometimes a fever. If you are feeling unwell when you go in for your flu shot, let your doctor know. He will consider your current condition and decide whether it’s a better idea to postpone the vaccination for a week or two, until you have completely recovered.