The flu vaccine gives you the flu.
- A flu shot cannot give you the flu illness
- 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