Posted September 30, 2015
1. The flu shot will NOT give you the flu—so go ahead and get one already.
You may feel crummy for a few days after getting vaccinated, but that’s not the same as getting the flu. The vaccine doesn’t contain live flu virus, so it’s impossible to get the flu from a flu shot, according to the CDC. Any achiness, fever, nausea, and fatigue you experience are likely a result of your body’s immune system ramping up and producing antibodies against influenza. (Make 2016 YOUR year! Order Prevention’scalendar and get daily inspiration to live your best life.)
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