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I have a stiff neck after a tetanus shot is it normal

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I had a Adacel shot 6 days ago and my shoulder and neck or very sore and stiff. I can't hardly move my neck.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Kerry replied 9 years ago.


You are going to want to give your doctor a call to see if it could be related but usually it isn't a side effect of this vaccination.

It could also be an infection in and around the injection site, which needs to be ruled out as well.