Flu myths debunked

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Ready or not, here comes the flu season!  Will you get your flu shot this year?  What do you really know about the flu shot?  Natalie Lickteig, Nurse Practitioner and MinuteClinic Missouri Statewide Manager, debunked the top five flu shot myths.

Myth #1: It is too early to get a seasonal flu shot.

Not at all! Flu season usually peaks in January or February, but cases of the flu can occur as early as this month.

Myth #2: The flu shot can give you the flu.

No! This is the biggest myth out there about the flu vaccine. The flu shot is made from an inactivated flu virus, so it cannot give you the flu. If you get flu-like symptoms after getting the flu shot, it’s likely because you got sick from another virus that wasn’t the flu, or you were exposed to the flu after you got vaccinated but…

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