Don't Fall For Flu Shot Myths
Misconceptions abound when it comes to your annual flu shot. Medical experts say most people older than 6 months should get the shot.By Madison Burke | November 23, 2014
Have you gotten your flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that most Americans older than 6 months get the shot as soon as it becomes available in the fall, but every year some pass on the drug because of some common misconceptions.
One myth is that the flu shot shot can give you the flu. The CDC says that's just not the case.
While some flu shots do contain the flu virus, the virus has been inactivated and cannot infect you. The most common side effects are just slight irritation where the shot was given.