The Flu Shot: The Myths, The Facts And Why Doctors Recommend It

The Flu Shot: The Myths, The Facts And Why Doctors Recommend It

Oct 03 2017

Unlike Halloween or Thanksgiving, we can't consult our calendars to know exactly when it will hit, but we know it's coming: the flu. Doctors and pharmacies are advertising the annual flu vaccine, prompting many to ask, "Should I get the flu shot?" You needn't read too far to know that the overwhelming consensus of the medical community is a resounding YES. But other questions abound: What is in this vaccine? Why should I get it every single year? If I get the vaccine can I still get the flu? Can the shot actually give me the flu?

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