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The Top 9 Flu Vaccine Myths

Posted by Rob Stevenson

Sep 25, 2013 9:20:00 AM

It's flu season again and time to start thinking about getting vaccinated. Health Canada recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot each year. Still, many people refrain because they wrongly believe one or more of the following myths.

should i get the flu vaccine?Myth #1: The flu isn’t so bad.

Fact: The flu can lead to serious illness, including hospitalization for pneumonia or other complications – even for healthy people. Plus, even without complications, a normal bout of the flu can keep a person out of work or school for several days.

Myth #2: The flu vaccine will make you sick.

Fact: The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu, although you may get side effects like a sore arm, low fever or achiness. Side effects are mild and short-lived, and definitely better than getting the flu.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, health, flu vaccine

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