It's normal for pain to occur near the injection site. A way to make it stop hurting is to gently massage the area, and (this is surprising) use that arm A LOT. Lift things with it, use that arm to hold your toothbrush/hairbrush, just try to use that arm more than you would. This helps with blood flow and it'll make your arm feel a LOT better. Trust me. It's actually recommended to get your vaccine in your dominant arm, because you use that arm more in general.
Medical care isn't needed unless if it starts swelling up, like an allergic reaction, which is rare.
Gently massage your arm from time to time, and make sure you're putting that arm to work!
I get my flu shot every year :)
· 3 months ago