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Continued: Sorting out the myths of an aggressive flu season

  • Article by: JEN WEIGEL , Chicago Tribune (MCT)
  • Last update: January 29, 2013 - 4:22 PM

• The flu shot gives you the flu.

“The flu vaccine is an inactivated virus, so there’s no way that vaccination can actually cause the flu,” Beckman said. “What some people may experience is some of the aftereffects of the shot and usually that’s just for 24 to 48 hours, but if you have the full-blown flu, that generally lasts anywhere from five to 10 days.”

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  • A flu shot can help keep a case from becoming severe, but can’t itself give you the flu.

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