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Can flu shot and shingles shot cause swollen lymph nodes

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can flu shot and shingles shot cause swollen lymph nodes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Yes

This can happen

It is a reportable event.

Talk to your doctor right away sot hat this is reported and so that you get an exam.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It is very rare for a flu shot to do this.

In fact, in thousands of flu shots I have done, I have never seen it

It is common with shingles shots though.