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A question about symptoms of Covid, and /or the vaccine

Yesterday I visted my grandmother at a nursing home, and knowing about the risk of catching Covid at a place like that I decided to get the latest Covid booster shot at my local drug store before going to see her. The place on my arm where i received the shot aches a bit, and i'm feeling a little bit of flu-like feelings, but the symptom i'm concerned about is a build up of snot in my nose, when i blow it out it's very dark, almost black colored, and laced with blood, is this something to be concerned about?
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You need to get checked by a Doctor
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Not from Covid or the shot, anyway. If all of this was yesterday, there would be no time for anything to come of the visit, and Covid shots don't give buildups of snot in the nose. It sounds like a possible broken blood vessel in the nose and/or something you inhaled. (For example, people who breathe in a lot of smoke, like firefighters, joke about having black snot. Also, if you've recently used a dark spray paint, it's possible to blow out snot that has the color of the paint in it.)

Again, the timing of the visit to the nursing home won't be long enough before you got the buildup of snot to cause you to have the snot. I guess the exception would be if you have allergies, and if there was something in Grandma's room that you were really allergic to, but it seems like that would hit you immediately while there. The Covid shot is known to give people a bit of a sort arm, but not to produce masses of dark snot.

If your nose doesn't clear up soon, call your doctor for advice.
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btw, the Covid shot takes weeks to get full protection, so it won't help protect the day after. Keep masking around her for a while. I hope she got the vax too.
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