Shot or Not?

One in five Americans will get the flu this winter,200,000 will become ill enough to require hospitalization. Many still don’t get vaccinated, often because of misconceptions about the shot.
>Myth
Only the elderly and those at risk need to be immunized.
Fact
The flu can make anyone,including the healthiest. Even if you don’t develop symptoms yourself, you can pass the virus on to others.

>Myth
The flu vaccine can give you a case of the flu.
Fact
The virus used is grown in chicken and eggs and killed before it reaches your bloodstream. There is nothing in it capable of giving you the flu.
>Myth
If I have a cold,I should postpone getting a flu shot.
Fact
If you’re not suffering from a major illness or running a temperature higher than 101degrees, the flu shot doesn’t present a health risk for you, according to experts.

Source Prevention Magazine

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