8 most common flu myths

Published On: Sep 26 2012 08:26:25 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 06 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

An influenza outbreak has reached widespread levels in 43 states. Here’s a list of the most common flu myths.

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Reality: You may get a headache or low fever after a flu shot, but it’s not going to make you sick. If you do get a full-blown illness after getting a vaccine, it’s probably because viruses are already going around and you won’t be fully immune until you’ve had the shot for two weeks.

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