January 20, 2019

Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals

16 October 2018, 10:38 | Rodolfo Wallace

Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween

Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween

It is not a conspiracy for doctors to recommend the flu vaccine. Parents can opt for the nasal mist this year, and even if the flu vaccine is not a ideal match for the strain, health officials say it decreases symptoms and severity. If you have ever had the flu, you'll do just about anything to keep from having it again.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with certain medical conditions are most at risk for suffering flu-related complications - some of which can lead to hospitalization or death, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.

They're asking them to get flu shots for their children who are 6-months-old or older.

There are a few reasons why people might mistakenly think that the flu vaccine gives you the flu.

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She adds that there is a chance you can feel a bit weaker because 'your body is mounting a response to make antibodies against the flu virus, so there is a potential that you may feel weaker, but it should only be a couple of days, ' Dr Walters says. "If you get your flu vaccine on Monday and on Wednesday you start sneezing, you did not start to develop the flu from the vaccine".

If you do not qualify for a SCDOH flu shot, visit your primary care physician or neighborhood pharmacy to receive one. "That's also not the flu". The report did not say where the child died but did say the child was otherwise healthy.

Experts stress that parents need to understand the importance of vaccinating their children against the flu. "You should be nervous about not getting your children vaccinated". Of those eight, none had received the flu shot, Brad Dalton, deputy press secretary for the Florida Department of Health, said in a statement to Fox News.

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