#1 Flu Misconception

The flu vaccine gives you the flu.

  • A flu shot cannot give you the flu illnessVaccine
    • They do not contain live/active virus.
  • The most common reactions people have to flu vaccine are considerably less severe than the symptoms caused by the actual flu illness.
    • Side effects of a shot may include soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. Low-grade fever, headache and muscle aches also may occur.

 

More information and misconceptions at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm

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