Flu Shots

Why do I need a flu shot?

  • Can help you not get sick from the flu.
  • Helps you be less sick if you get the flu.
  • Reduces missed work and school.
  • Reduces doctor visits.

Should I talk to my doctor before getting a flu shot?

  • Yes, if you are allergic to eggs.
  • Yes, if you are not feeling well.


  • You CANNOT get the flu from a flu shot.

Side Effects – lasts 1 to 2 days

  • Soreness, redness, or swelling, itching where the shot was given.
  • Fever (low grade).
  • Aches

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Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm