“You absolutely cannot get the flu from the standard vaccine shot”
“‘Vaccines like this are the real success stories of medicine,’ says John Quarles. ‘They have saved countless lives and wiped out many deadly epidemics. The public should not fear them.’” (Credit: Offutt Air Force Base/Flickr)
“This fall, lots of people will brush off their physician’s advice to get vaccinated against the flu virus. Why? Because of a complete myth that getting vaccinated can give you the flu.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu outbreaks can happen as early as October—and contagious influenza causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths every season. Each year, vaccines are updated to better match the circulating viruses.