Myth vs Fact
Myth 1: You Can Contract the Flu from the Flu Shot
A flu vaccination cannot cause the flu. Let’s debunk two of the main reasons people believe this myth.
The flu vaccine may cause flu-like symptoms, which leads people to believe they’ve contracted the flu from their vaccination, but this is merely a possible side effect.
Because the flu vaccine doesn’t work right away, it’s possible to be infected after a vaccination. That’s why the CDC recommends getting vaccinated before flu season starts.
Myth 2: The Flu Shot Can Cause Autism
According to the CDC, studies have shown that there is no correlation between vaccines and autism spectrum disorder.
Myth 3: The Flu Shot Doesn’t Work
Recent studies conducted by the show that flu vaccinations reduce the risk of contracting the flu by 40-60% during the peak of flu season.
Myth 4: You Don’t Need a Flu Shot Every Year
A person’s immune protection from a vaccine slowly declines over time, so an annual flu shot is the best way to ensure your safety each year. Also, flu viruses are constantly changing and evolving, so it’s important to get the most updated vaccine.