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A health care worker has received her annual influenza vaccination and has remained at the clinic after administration so that the nurse may observe for adverse reactions. The worker complains of pain at the site of IM injection. The nurse should recommend which of the following?
A)ASA
B)Acetaminophen
C)Meperidine (Demerol)
D)Heat application
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Most vaccines can cause fever and soreness at the site of injection. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) can be taken two to three times daily for 24 to 48 hours if needed to decrease fever and discomfort. Aspirin and heat are not explicitly recommended; opioids are not necessary.

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