What you Should Know About the Flu Shot

It’s that time of the year again when we start hearing all about how and why we should get our annual flu shots. Unfortunately, there are many people who are afraid to get these shots today. Typically, such fears are based on myths, half-truths, and fictitious ideas that they’ve either heard or read. Once these things are addressed and you understand why it’s a good idea to get your shot, hopefully you’ll be ready to make an appointment to do so. Getting Sick Because of the Shot There are many arguments people come up with for not getting flu shots, including saying you may get: The flu: Since the flu vaccine is manufactured from an inactive (a.k.a. “dead”) virus it doesn’t even contain the flu virus. Instead, it contains DNA antigens so you may experience some soreness, redness, achiness, a Read More +