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Why you should get a flu shot every year

November 24, 2019

I am going to get a flu shot. Like every adult
American should this flu season. My insurance card. Ready to get a flu shot. You should
get a flu shot. Everybody should get a flu shot. Unless you have some particular medical
condition that would prevent you from getting a flu shot. The last time there was a survey,
58% of Americans didn’t get flu shots. Flu shots are usually really cheap. If you have
insurance, it’s probably not going to cost you anything. Just bring your insurance card,
very important. If you don’t have insurance, usually they’re in the $15-25 range. The flu
is very contagious, and sometimes we have really bad flu outbreaks. In 2004, the flu
killed 48,000 people. So far Ebola is tragic and terrible — it’s a very terrifying disease
with a very high mortality rate, but it’s killed about 3,000 people at this point. The
flu typically kills thousands of people each year. These tend to be people with weaker
immune systems, who are older or sicker. Essentially what you’re getting is an injection of an
inactive flu virus. One of the misconceptions about the flu vaccine is that you could actually
get the flu from getting the vaccine. That’s not true. It’s an inactive virus. You might
get sore. It’s like possible to get a very minor-grade fever, but you cannot get the
flu from the flu vaccine. We’re here — look, they have a sign outside. No-cost flu shots. “Are you waiting?” “Oh yeah, I wanted to get a flu shot.” “Do you take an anti-coagulation medication? No. And I’m not pregnant or nursing.” You know, one of the reasons to get the flu shot is obviously to vaccinate yourself, to protect
yourself against the flu season, but arguably the more important reason is to help with
something called herd immunity. Let’s say that there’s one guy out there in the whole
U.S. who gets a flu vaccine. That doesn’t really stop the disease. It might help him,
but it doesn’t really stop the disease from spreading. But let’s say 90% of the American
population gets the flu vaccine. Then it’s really difficult for the flu to bounce form
person to person. And you’re setting up a firewall. So that’s really important for people
who have more fragile immune systems. Maybe your grandparents — they’re the ones who
are must susceptible to the flu, the most likely to be killed by the flu. So really
when you’re getting a flu shot, you can do it for selfish reasons to protect yourself,
but you know, let’s say you’re not completely selfish. “Does it matter which arm I get it
in? I’m kind of nervous. I really don’t like needles.” I got a flu shot! You should get
a flu shot too! Everyone! Go get your flu shots! That was not very nice.


  • Reply Trey Murphy October 9, 2014 at 2:25 am

    why vox?…just why..

  • Reply Adam Ex October 9, 2014 at 2:39 am

    The flu shot gave me ebola.

  • Reply mancityman11 October 9, 2014 at 3:19 am

    "paid by CVS" cmon vox 🙁

  • Reply Auisonic October 9, 2014 at 3:39 am

    why so much hate? even if they were paid by CVS, this is a message Vox would advocate for anyway… why not get paid for it?

  • Reply BlueButtonFly October 9, 2014 at 4:55 am

    I have had the flu exactly once in my life. There are mitigating factors. 

  • Reply VikTheGreat October 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    ATTENTION IDOTS: one of the biggest reasons people get "sick" after a flu-shot is due to the Nocebo Effect. Look here: This Video Will Hurt

    Go get your fucking flu-shot. Your brain can think itself to produce symptoms of being sick.

  • Reply ella rogers October 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm


  • Reply Pepe González October 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

    If im not wrong the Ones who made those vaccines just made it inactive for a while then the effects will appear later on

  • Reply draiz fabian October 12, 2014 at 7:50 am

    people vox doesn't get enough views for someone caring enough to pay them to promote anything don't be retards…

  • Reply TheHiRisk808 October 13, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Flu shot enthusiast? Really?

  • Reply BankerWorstFear October 14, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Sometimes @Voxdotcom is a balanced and useful #NEWS source, sometimes they're bias and opinionated Stop watching this video and go get a flu shot 

  • Reply J M October 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Give me a fucking break, must get a flu shot. CDC, Bill Gates,Monsanto and other corporations stand to lose trillions if you refuse your Ebola shot that's coming.
    Problem, reaction, solution, don't drink the kool-aid. VOX- how much were you paid for this brainwashing propaganda?

  • Reply Wess Ruiz October 22, 2014 at 5:58 am

    She looks horrible 0.o, last Time there was a survey it targeted what it's intended message would get you. Don't only eat 3 times a day, do not go more then 2hrs and 30min with out consuming while awake and 30 min with in every time you wake up. But don't just believe me, please research, Always Seek Knowledge so this BS never gets to you

  • Reply Syrnian October 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Nope, I have never had a flu shot and I have not had the flu since the winter of 2005.

  • Reply Justin De Toro November 19, 2014 at 6:48 am

    These people need to chillax. Love your videos Vox

  • Reply CaseyAlannaCarter December 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

    This video is great, flu shots are so important 

  • Reply Caligula December 13, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Herd immunity baaaaaa.  Ho get injected, you bunch of cattle.  I don't give a shit what you do.

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  • Reply Rocka Billymambo February 12, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    you are a dumb bitch the flu shot is a minor strain of the flu so u can build anti bodys againced it do some research brfore you open your mouth and make statments that are un true 

  • Reply Kaeble February 20, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Figure's, some sickly American is recommending i perpetuate the corporate cure of the flu shot, hmmm Vox seems like disinformation to me 

  • Reply Daniel Nielsen February 22, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Erm, flu is not a disease…

  • Reply Canada February 24, 2015 at 1:00 am

    fuck a flu shot

  • Reply Canada February 24, 2015 at 1:00 am

    in no way is injecting mercury and formaldehyde into my body, going to be good for me. 

  • Reply SpyTheLiar February 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Ya, I'm not going to take your advice.  Instead, I will review all the facts (including reading the insert).  Herd immunity is a joke.  IF the flu vaccine is soooooo effective, and you take the shot, then YOU won't get sick, right?  You can keep your mercury preservative and propaganda, and well…

  • Reply Commenter February 26, 2015 at 1:41 am

    flu shots are gross and for the weak. 

  • Reply una foster February 28, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Bullshit! Every year there are at least 250 strains if flue and its guess work what strain it will be so the flue shots are usually a waste of time. Besides this I would not trust drug companies pushing their wares for huge profits for themselves – could be poison in that injection!

  • Reply Dave Mason March 2, 2015 at 7:14 am

    TOTAL PROPAGANDA!!!  I never get their poison, and I never get the flu!!
    Don't let them shoot poisons into your body.  People do get sick from it – period!  

  • Reply breathy47 March 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

    your stupid if you get a flu shot…do the research

  • Reply Patrick S March 4, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    NEVER get a flu shot. They are useless at best and harmful at worst.

  • Reply Clint March 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    i have a microchip – everyone should get one – go get your microchips! coming soon 🙂

  • Reply Mark Sullivan March 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    She should shut the fuck up because she doesn't know what she's talking about. Only people who are at high risk of complications from getting the flu should get a flu shot. I get the flew once every 5-7 years. THAT'S my vaccination to the flu. The immune system gets stronger from fighting many diseases. Come at me bro!

  • Reply The Gaming Weirdo March 10, 2015 at 8:40 am

    So you really think getting injected with the flu vires will save you from it I haven't had one in years and haven't had the flu since but hey I'm not the government so don't take my word for it

  • Reply Deez Nutts March 11, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Bitch looks unhealthy as fuck!

  • Reply FahQilluminati March 12, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Guillain Barr`e syndrome YOUTUBE that before you get this shot. She's looking for dope not flu shots don't listen to this clown.. This was just another ad for the sheep. ya go get your shot ehhh… no stupid bad research people.. Not ignorance..

  • Reply the GLUGLUG March 13, 2015 at 2:19 am

    No one's giving me any shots.  I like my fuckin rabiesAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGHHGGH JGHVJHBVKJ<YGK<UTFHGMV

  • Reply Bryce March 15, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I am good… I don't need the Flu shot and I will never get the flu shot.

  • Reply bryan829 March 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Love the reference to "Herd" as in Sheep. Also you should've read the insert of the shot you were getting, clearly states you Can develop the flu from the vaccination and transmit it to others. Not to mention the pharma companies rarely get the current strain correct in the vaccines making it almost pointless to begin with, but have fun getting injected with all those additives

  • Reply MrSxesamuel March 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Fuck you and your corporate poison.

  • Reply Alex Filliez March 22, 2015 at 6:08 am

    you are leaving out the fact that you are externally replacing your immune system, the same goes for excessive washing and sanitizer, you are overall weakening your immune system…. so, lets all externally replace what hundreds of thousands of years of evolution has built for us? our immune system has been evolving as a species long before the time of homo sapien sapien, and now we are getting rid of our biological need for it, consciously?????????? i havent been sick literally by anything other than food poisoning ( hence the word poisoning in there as diarrhea and vomiting is the bodies reaction to poisoning to rid the body of it ) in over ten years.. no flu shots for me, eat healthily and if you have a compromised immune system then get a shot by all means. but if you are a healthy person, please allow your immune system to do its job before you replace it with a shot, a pill, or hand sanitizer. doing so could mean that in the future we wont have strong enough immune systems to survive minor bacterial infections. if you dont understand the science behind this, its the same as anti-venom with snakes. there are several people who have repeatedly and carefully exposed themselves to snake venom and now are completely naturally immune to it. your immune system is just like a muscle. feel free to research any of this yourself.

  • Reply scott batchelor March 22, 2015 at 7:15 am

    im not gonna pay to get the flu

  • Reply sporto100 March 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Ya Im going to listen to a writer with a degree in philosophy.  Bwahahaha!  Ill stick to the science.  Do yourself a favour.  Don't listen to this quack writer for hire.  Google Vaccine Court for the deadly truth on vaccines.

  • Reply Night Raider March 28, 2015 at 3:46 am

    No way!!! I don't want to get the flu again from another one of those so called flu shots!!!

  • Reply Mike D March 28, 2015 at 4:46 am

    i didnt get one and im fine…..why do i have to get one again?

  • Reply fpsOklahoma March 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Watched a couple of your videos and was actually thinking of subscribing until I watched this crap!

  • Reply Till Sandybanks April 2, 2015 at 5:05 am

    I’m jumping off a cliff, everyone else should too. Woo woo

  • Reply hog wash April 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I will never get a flu shot

  • Reply Robert McBrian April 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    The only true immunity is the pharmaceutical's immunity from lawsuits resulting from vaccine injury:

  • Reply Curtis Choi April 10, 2015 at 2:27 am

    You don't need the flu shot, remember the virus can mutate so the vaccine will be no help one day.
    The bes "vaccine" is your immune system

  • Reply frantisek petrasek April 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Get a brain shot , forever

  • Reply ScotTex83 April 13, 2015 at 4:25 am

    I have not had a Flu shot in 17 years and i have not had the Flu since the last time I got the Flu shot, every time I have had a Flu shot exactly 3 days later I got the Flu, and last year my doctor insisted I get a Pneumonia vaccine because I'm type 2 diabetic and 6 days later I got double Pneumonia and almost died, I told my new doctor what happened and he said that it is a live virus and even he refuses all vaccines.

  • Reply Grantastic April 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    i will never get a flu shot.

  • Reply Jeff Darnell April 15, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Maybe this lady should cut down on the pills and alcohol and call it a day for being healthier.

  • Reply WeirdestWolf July 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    What she doesn't realise is that viruses evolve at a rapid rate so when you get a flu shot one year, its produced from the previous years flu. Therefore it will not help you for the current years flu because it has evolved to become essentially a slightly different type of flu. Honestly, I learnt this in my first year of secondary school biology.

  • Reply tsfcancerman July 25, 2015 at 6:19 am

    The less vaccinations u get the better you will have it in the future cause then your body have built up resistance to those things you have gotten those years like flu, fever, colds, stomach bug, just take me, even when i did chemo for my hodgkins lymfoma that do so i had no resistance even then i didnt get sick, i havent been sick after that and thats over 14 years now, i dont count a mild cold once a year a problem and i dont lay at home calling me sick or go to a doctor to get a shot to "fix" it. Better to ride it out and get natural resistance, then pumping your body with more damaging things then its supposed to fix, the only reason why all push for it in the government is so the economy dont fall into dust 14 days a year cause they lose money on ppl getting the normal flu usaly one time a year. And they also make a hell of alot of money out of it when ppl never is sick or if they can control where and when ppl can become sick. They can even use it to get more money from your insurance. Dont trust anything ppl say is good for you and dont trust blindly if someone say this is the best for you all. And most imp is to not trust government or any branch they control or profit from, cause in theire eyes money counts, lives dont matter aslong as its enough money.

  • Reply Murri16 July 26, 2015 at 2:43 am

    bruh, I havnt had a flu shot in YEARRSS, I rarely get sick. I get sick once every year or two. I just got over being sick, and it only lasted like 3 days.

  • Reply GrandNoble August 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I haven't gotten a flu shot for 15 years. Only gotten the flu once. Coworkers of mine who get the flu shot every year…. get the flu… every year.

  • Reply Karmiangod September 6, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I love the word firewall.

  • Reply OhThatNathan October 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Why does this have so many dislikes? She's right about everything lol.

  • Reply detroitrockcity22 November 18, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Why would injecting you body with something that contains mercury- a poison no matter how it's used- be good for you? Not to mention the people who get permanent autoimmune disorders from it.

  • Reply D.J. R November 30, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I am by no means an anti-vaxxer, however when it comes to the flu shot I'm still on the fence. I have heard from two different doctors (in person) that say not enough research has been done to know if getting a flu shot as a young healthy person will change how you respond to it at an older age. However, I wasn't told what they consider the age and health status to be "young and healthy". As of right now from what I understand, I would rather wait until I am older to receive a flu shot just in case over time it becomes less effective. Yes, I understand it is a different strand used each year, but I would rather have a full understanding before I make the decision. I will continue to learn more about the flu shot and hopefully I will be able to make a confident decision.

  • Reply Kevin Kunkel December 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I think the message this video is sending is wrong and has no strong compelling evidence to back it up. Flu shots are the biggest waste of time and money. Not only can it give you a fever, yes fever not the flu for all of you who are pro full shots, you can have some reactions to the shot that cause you pain and discomfort. On top of that there is a chance that the shot was for nothing. The flu is an evolving virus that is almost impossible for people to predict what it'll be from year to year. You could be getting this shot that won't even protect you from the only thing it was designed for. Lots of people out their think that the flu shot is just a way to make people money and I believe this is one of the reasons why they push everyone to get the shot. The video gives of a statistic on how many deaths a year the flu causes and that's why it is important to get the shot. It even makes a remark about how low of a percentage of young adults get the shot and how that's a shame of them. To start people that die from the flu are typically the elderly that have very weak immune systems and the very young with weak immune systems. So, why on earth would everyone be pushing these shots on the whole population? Yes the video would bounce back on the question by answering it with the concept of heard immunity. I'd say that there are usually a shortage of flu shots sometimes and why push for everyone to get it instead of just pushing for the ones that have the highest risk. This video doesn't do a good job at sending the right message. The girl just screams get a flu shot to the public and rattles off a few statistics. Do some research and spread the right message to the public. Also I would suggest doing a better job at targeting the right audience.

  • Reply ALBERTO MORENO December 28, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    havent gotten the flu shot since I was around 4, Im 30 now and I rarely get sick. Eat healty and get plenty of rest and you will be fine.

  • Reply Lauren Berns III January 20, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Wow I cannot fucking believe this has so many dislikes. So many idiots…

  • Reply Kons Shreds February 11, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Holy crap the comment section is filled with so many window lickers it's frightening. People giving advice with little no none chemistry, microbiology or immunology knowledge. Have you ever had Smallpox? No? The Science Community says you're welcome. Please, educate yourselves people before you sound like a complete fool.

  • Reply THE BRAVADO SHOW February 18, 2016 at 12:19 am

    People are so dominated by fear, it's sad.

  • Reply Ben G February 21, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    I've never had a 'flu shot' in my life nor has anyone I know. In the UK we don't even have the concept of a flu season, it seems very strange to me.

  • Reply Daniel Perez April 6, 2016 at 5:14 am

    I'm 18 and I haven't gotten a flu shot since like grade 7.. I think flu shots are so sketchy like if anything you should focus on making your immune system stronger vs taking meds

  • Reply Daniel Perez April 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

    I'm not anti vaccine at all but I never get flu shots

  • Reply Juan Cataldo April 14, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I can't believe you have to pay to get vaccinated! Health is a right, not a luxury

  • Reply RodebertX May 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Flu shots ? Whats next, Women that are allowed to vote? Tomorrow you tell me the electricity isnt magic!
    seriously, why are Americans so far behind in education?

  • Reply Bible Truth Today June 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Never get a flu shot……..

  • Reply Eyes Open June 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Flu Shot??? No thanks.

  • Reply Cityj0hn July 25, 2016 at 12:33 am

    You'll get sore and get a fever and but it's not the flu?

  • Reply Nick July 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Why do the flu viruses mutate so successfully (every year?) compared to TB and small pox etc.? Why should I have a particular shot if my immune system is strong enough to deal with it and I can ensure I don't spread the virus to friends/family? Why aren't people encouraged to spend time outdoors to strengthen the immune system but they are encouraged to take a shot every year just for a new mutation to come along and ignore it? Is there a difference between the body immunising against a dead virus and an active one, repeatedly over generations?

  • Reply Ruch William August 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm


  • Reply Ruch William August 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Dr. Oz Warns About Mercury in Flu Shots

  • Reply Eternal Virgin October 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I got Autism because of dat

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    This is for all Americans wake up do not get the flu shot or else you will get the flow stay away from those chemicals that are in the flu shot you dog sell liver cells of a dog you mercury for Melda Hyde yes just a few chemicals stay away from the flu shot they're making money from it and they're killing you

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    And this girl that says the flu shot kills it's not really the the flu that is killing them it's because they are eating the wrong things third drug attic's third children with diseases and then they give them the flu shot which make sure that they will die

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Just think this lady on this video she's getting paid to say this but I guarantee she was not getting a flu shot trust me she's just acting like she's going to get a flu shot because even when she said she was going to get a flu shot she smiled she cracked a smile

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    If it's an in active flu virus then why would you even want it do you understand it makes no sense you don't put things in your body that are chemicals for starters

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    What is a minor grade fever like what is that if you have a fever you have a fever

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    And to say that you will get a minor grade fever shows you very easily that the body is rejecting whatever you put in it

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Lady if you get the flu shot you're the dumbass on educated woman in the world

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Here's knowledge now everything coming out of this lady's mouth is foolishness you cannot catch the flu if you have a strong immune system OK that's not how you catch the flow if you had a very healthy person hanging around someone who had the flu that doesn't mean that very healthy person is going to catch the flow OK the people who catch the flu are the people who eat wrong all year round

  • Reply Paul Gross November 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    No they actually edited the flu shot out if you take a look at the video and anyone can put a Band-Aid on acting like they got a flu shot how pathetic

  • Reply sniperlif3 December 2, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    So stupid. The Flu shot only gives you protection from what people think are the most common influenza versions. However, the shot protection does not last long. Influenza changes. It is most common in Winter, thus flu shots in Fall. However, don't think you won't get the flu. There are 4 main versions of influenza, and thousands if not millions more versions in each. Your little vaccine just protects you from less than one hundred for most of the Winter.
    Went without it for 18 years, joined a company that required it yearly and got the flu 2 years later. You are only more safe than how smart the vaccine guess is.

    Think of it like the weather, you can make an educated guess, but you are most likely wrong in some aspect.

  • Reply jermed2001 December 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I'm a nah-I-don't-need-a-flu-shot enthusiast. I'll take my flu like I take any other sickness. In the bed, off from work…thanks though!

  • Reply Yea Yea January 7, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I've never had a flu shot in my life, never had the flu in my life

  • Reply Michael Rees February 8, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Video with the word 'vaccine' in it –> Rage comments

  • Reply Claudio Rojas February 10, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Stay away from the flu shot!!
    You have been warned!!

  • Reply Eric Hong March 19, 2017 at 6:32 am

    so… make bacteria stronger… thanks…

  • Reply Salty Admiral March 24, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Anti-vaxxers are known to cause autism in children.

  • Reply tom57175 May 8, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Why do you have to get it every year? Does it wear off or something really fast?

  • Reply Jennifer H. January 13, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    No no no. Recently the flu shot has not been effective. Also of u have an adverse reaction or serious harm from it (including incapacitation of faculties) the govt has passed legislation that you cannot sue for compensation etc. To see how ineffective it is recently see " flu shot not so effective this year" by Meagan Morris at a Jan 2018 article other articles elaborate 2017 flu shot only 13% effective bc the strain mutated from what was in the shot. Same story for 2018 meaning even if it's supposed to to cover that specific type of flu, that strain that is popular is mutated from the one on the actual shot decreasing it's effectiveness. For instance see ' Last years strain only 10% effective '

  • Reply adam roberts July 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I usually disagree with this channel, but as an asthmatic, I am inclined to say it's true on this occasion

  • Reply spaceinbetween November 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

    We need a vaccine against anti-vaxxers. Oh, I know! Cyanide

  • Reply El Indigeno January 8, 2019 at 9:37 am

    You should not get a flu shot!

  • Reply 1a February 22, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Don’t get the flu shot because if you ask your doctor what’s in the flu shot they’ll say they don’t know. I asked multiple if they would give their kids a flu shot and they said no. The flu shot is made to kill people and make them sick so we pay money for medicine to benefit the economy.

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