What you need to know about the Flu Shot:
The flu vaccine is the first and the best way to protect yourself against the flu, but if you are severely or moderately ill you should delay the shot. Also, if you are sick when you want to get the vaccine, the doctor won’t be able to tell if your symptoms are due to your illness or are signs of a reaction.
Some people can experience symptoms like muscle soreness, fever and headaches after the flu shot. You don’t have to worry about them, because they are common side effects after any injection. Also, you may want to know that if you only have a mild illness like a cold, you can still get your flu shot.
In the U.S. the flu season starts in October and peaks in February and about 20% of Americans get sick. So, don’t delay your flu shot, be smart and reduce your risk of catching the virus that can cause serious, even lethal complications. We will give you some information about the biggest myths about the flu to get rid of those nonsense rumors.