Video: 5 Things You Should Know About Flu Shots

 


Here are 5 good reasons why you need a flu shot this year.

Seasonal flu is a virus that spreads easily and can make you sick.

Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to avoid getting the flu.

Not sure if you should get vaccinated against flu this year?

This video includes 5 important facts to consider:

  1. Flu vaccines change each year to protect against the most common strains of flu expected
  2. Flu shots make it less likely you’ll get sick from the flu or spread it to others
  3. Even if you get the flu, your illness is usually milder
  4. It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to work so get it as soon as possible
  5. You can’t get the flu from a flu shot – it is not a live vaccine

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet – now is the time to do so.

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Date Last Reviewed: August 12, 2020

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