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Does getting a flu shot hurt?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick answers questions about the flu and the flu vaccine.

I can never tell someone if the flu shot will hurt because pain is such a personal issue, it just depends. I’ve heard people say, wow, I didn’t even feel that.

But in general, most people don’t feel much pain when they get a flu shot, and the needle is not that big, it’s actually a very small needle.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

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