Everyone six months and older should get vaccinated, including pregnant women.
Nasal vaccines are not recommended for pregnant women or children younger than two years old.
One vaccine will protect you all season.
The flu shot will not give you the flu. The viruses in flu shots are dead, so they can’t cause infection.
Most common side effects of getting flu shots are soreness and redness at the shot site.
It takes the body about two weeks to gain protection after getting vaccinated. It’s possible to become ill with the flu in that time window.
It’s possible to become sick with a strain of flu that the flu shot won’t combat. Flu vaccines are designed to protect against viruses experts predict will be the most common during the upcoming season. The 2013-2014 trivalent flu vaccine is made from these three most common viruses:
Influenza A (H1N1)
Influenza A (H3N2)
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