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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone who is over six months of age should have a flu shot to avoid contracting the disease as well as to prevent its spread to others. Flu shots are especially important for very young children, the elderly and those with certain chronic medical conditions like heart, kidney or liver disease, since these conditions can increase the risk of serious flu-related complications.
No, you cannot contract the flu as a result of getting the flu vaccine. Like any other shot, you may have some redness and soreness at the injection site which will resolve soon afterward, and you may develop very mild flu-like symptoms including a low-grade fever. This occurs because your body is increasing its production of flu antibodies to enable it to fight off the flu virus if needed. In some rare instances, an allergic reaction may occur in some patients, especially those allergic to eggs. If you have an egg allergy, be sure to mention it before receiving your shot so you can have a vaccine that's not manufactured using eggs.
While having a flu shot is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to avoid getting the flu, each year there are multiple variations of the virus as it adapts and changes. The flu shot is unable to address all of these multiple variations, so it is possible to become ill with a type of flu that isn't addressed by the flu vaccine. Still, because the flu vaccine is developed to treat the most prevalent type of virus, having a flu shot remains the best way to substantially reduce your risks of becoming ill and spreading disease to others.
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