FLU myths AND facts
There are a lot of questions and misconceptions about the flu. Take a
look at the flu myths below and get the facts. The more you know, the
better prepared you
llbe to get your flu shot this year.
CAN I SPREAD THE
FLU IF I DON
It is a common myth that the flu can
Do I Need a Flu Shot Every Year?
Because flu viruses change year to year, so do the vaccines. In order to keep up with the changing viruses, you need to be vaccinated with the current vaccine every single year.2
CAN A FLU SHOT GIVE ME THE FLU?
Should I Wait to Get Vaccinated So I'm Protected Longer?
It's a myth that you should wait to get vaccinated so you are protected longer. Flu vaccinations are designed to last all season long. Plus, it takes about 2 weeks for antibodies to develop to help protect against the flu, so you shouldn't wait until peak flu season.4,5
WILL DOUBLE VACCINATION GIVE ME DOUBLE THE PROTECTION?
This is a myth. Sometimes children require a different dosing schedule of the flu vaccine to help prime their immune systems, but they
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