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Debunking the 5 Most Common Flu Shot Myths

While you can get the flu year-round, the virus is most common during fall and winter. Here’s what you need to know stay healthy.

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In This Article:

  • A flu shot is an injection of tiny amounts of deactivated influenza viruses. These virus strains trigger your body’s natural immune system response to create antibodies that fight and destroy them.
  • It’s best to get your flu shot in the early fall, as this is the most common time for the virus to spread. Everyone is eligible, but the dose you receive will depend on your age.
  • While there are many common myths about the flu shot, you should listen to the CDC and your trusted healthcare provider for the most accurate information.

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