FluVaccine: Fact and Fiction

So flu vaccine, it’s typically given once a year, cause each year we have different strains of the flu. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. We typically like to give it to the elderly, as well as to those under the age of five, but also those that have certain conditions like diabetes, dialysis patients, cancer patient’s and HIV patients, because they are at higher risk.

It’s one shot, it’s painless shot. The only problem is it is a live vaccine, any live vaccine can give you a bit of the flu. So a lot of people are concerned because they hear that the flu vaccine can make them sick, which is true, but sickness from the flu vaccine is far less severe in signs and symptoms than getting the actual flu.

If you have any questions about the flu vaccine or the flu itself, again, ask your physician. Knowledge is Power, you can’t fix a problem until you understand one.

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