It Is Not Possible to Get the Flu From a Flu Shot

This video explains why.

Many Americans remain wary of the flu shot, and the flu likewise has among our lowest vaccination rates.* Persistent myths are part of the reason, and the video above debunks the most pernicious one of all: That it’s possible to get the flu from a flu shot. (Hint: It isn’t.)

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*Correction, Dec. 8, 2014: Due to an editing error, this video originally misstated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimates for how many Americans get the flu shot annually. The data varies by year and age group. The reference has been removed.