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Flu vaccine- quadrivalent 2 years 2 months ago #69849

  • kyasseen
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I had the quadrivalent flu vaccine yesterday ( UK), within 4 hours got a small blood blister in the mouth ( right cheek).

It has gone this morning. Gave me a scare.

Feel slightly foolish that i took guidance online that said it was ok, and also the pharmacist didn't think it was a problem.

I did a more extensive search online after getting the blister and it would appear that reduced platelets is a known side effect of the flu vaccine.

I've been in remission for the last 7 years and hope this was just a temporary blip.

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Flu vaccine- quadrivalent 2 years 2 months ago #69851

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I've been in remission for the last 9 years and have gotten the flu shot every year with no issues. Everyone responds differently. Hope it's just a blip for you.

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Flu vaccine- quadrivalent 2 years 2 months ago #69852

  • mrsb04
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I've had quadrivalent (inactive) vaccine for the last 5 years it has never affected my count. I would rather have a drop from the vaccine than have 'flu which would a) make me feel dreadful and b) probably crash my count to single figures.

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Flu vaccine- quadrivalent 2 years 2 months ago #69856

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kyasseen you don't know if your count went down for that short period time unless you got a platelet count when you noticed the blood blister. (just my opinion)

I've had ITP since 1989 and have received a flu shot (inactive) every year starting in 1992 (28 years) and have never had a problem! In fact I just got my flu shot this morning, and due to my age I'm given a high-dose shot and that has never bothered my count either.

Like mrsb, I would much rather deal with a drop in count than catch the flu, especially now!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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