The nurse is administering an influenza vaccine to a patient. Before administration, the nurse warns the patient of which common side effect?

Pain at the injection site


• The most common side effects associated with the influenza vaccine are pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Other side effects include myalgia, fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, and diarrhea

• Constipation, blurred vision, and tinnitus are not normally associated with the influenza vaccine

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