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Video: 5 things you should know about flu shots

Seasonal flu is a virus that spreads easily and can make you sick. Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to avoid getting the flu.

Not sure if you should get vaccinated against flu this year? This video includes 5 important facts to consider:

  • Flu vaccines change each year to protect against the most common strains of flu expected
  • Flu shots make it less likely you'll get sick from the flu or spread it to others
  • Even if you get the flu, your illness is usually milder
  • It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to work so get it as soon as possible
  • You can't get the flu from a flu shot – it is not a live vaccine

If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, now is the time to do so. Learn more about flu shots available from Maury Regional Medical Group here.


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