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Can Flu Shots Make You Sick?

November 6, 2019

Music plays More than 9 million people in the U.S. get
sick from flu every year. But only 42 percent of adults get a flu shot. There are some common myths out there about
the flu shot. Let us clear them up for you. Myth 1: flu shots can give you the flu. There’s no way flu vaccine can cause
flu infection. These vaccines are made of inactivated viruses
so they’re not live viruses. The most common symptoms you hear after getting
flu shot are, people complain of soreness and redness or swelling. Rarely, people do have some low-grade fever,
but this should go away in 2 days. Myth 2: Flu shots don’t really work. They do work. Flu shots do work. Flu shots decrease the risk of hospitalization
and deaths due to the flu. Myth 3: Pregnant women shouldn’t get a flu
shot. Pregnant women should get a flu vaccine. The vaccine does not only protect the pregnant
woman, but also the newborn who will be receiving the antibodies from the mom. Myth 4: Healthy people don’t need a flu
shot. Healthy people do need flu shot. The flu virus not only affects sick people
but it does affect the healthy people also and can lead to multiple complications. The other reason why its important for
the healthy people is that healthy people do interact with sick people or the most vulnerable
people like infants, or pregnant women, or older people with multiple medical problems. Myth 5: If I get the flu, I can just treat
it with antibiotics. No flu is a virus so antibiotics are good
for bacterial infections but not flu. Myth 6: I’m allergic to eggs, I can’t
get a flu shot. The latest guidelines do suggest that even
people with an egg allergy, a mild form of egg allergy, can get a flu shot with no need
for being observed in the office. For those people who are really concerned
about about an egg allergy there are certain types of flu vaccines that don”t use eggs
in their production Myth 7: It”s already December, there”s
no need in getting a flu shot now No it s not too late. Not too late. The flu shot is recommended for the whole
flu season. Flu season can range from October all the
way to May. Myth 8: I got a flu shot last year, I should
be OK. The virus keeps changing, keeps mutating
every year, so the vaccine that one has got last year may not be effective the next year. Everybody above six months of age should get
flu vaccines. Don’t let these myths keep you from protecting
yourself. Get your flu shot today. Need a doctor? Visit


  • Reply shay tomashefski February 3, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Fact the flu shot can give people the flu that happened to me last year I got very sick from the shot and my doctor did I got the flu they inject a little bit of the virus into your body so your body can learn to fight it

  • Reply pika pika August 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    The flu shot will make you sick 😷

  • Reply HARDWIRED to SELF DESTRUCTION August 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Doc. You sound like a paid dumb ass.
    Healthy people need the flu shot??

  • Reply evlogan August 12, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Then what’s the fuckin point of the flu shot if your still gonna get the flu

  • Reply Mass Gaining Guy September 28, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I got the flu shot last week, I've been feeling terrible since that shot.

  • Reply Dawn Cawthra September 28, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Read the package Insert, YES you can get the virus or bacterial infection from the shot.
    The vaccine insert for flu reads do not give to people whom are already sick, pregnant or under 12 months. It's under contradictions on the insert

  • Reply Pamela Clary October 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I’ve never had a flu shot and don’t wanna get one

  • Reply oopalonga October 15, 2019 at 12:55 am

    This information presumes a virus must be "active" or "alive" to make you sick. What studies do we have showing this to be the case? "Rarely do people have some low grade fever." That's not true–people get fevers all the time from the flu shot. This doens't mean they have the flu, but it certainly means SOMETHING.

    Also, flu shot doesn't work, see "influenza vaccine in healthy adults" at

  • Reply Andreas jams !!! October 15, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Its common for you to feel a bit sick after getting flu shots

  • Reply Dexters Devil October 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    As someone who stopped getting these shots the awnser is yet. Every time I get the flu shot I start vommmiting. Why I guess as a kid my mother didn't take us to get them becuase she said me and my younger brother always got really sick after.

  • Reply MahdiBanners October 27, 2019 at 5:47 am

    My friend developed eggs allergy after he took the flu shots. He never had this problem before but now
    he can not eat any foods with eggs in it. So taking this vaccine might cause other types of allergies, like certain
    food allergies and for this reason I have never taking it in my life.

  • Reply Spiritdove October 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    my left arm feels rather odd after the shot .. like a swelling and soreness. first time having one. im 60.

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