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Who Should NOT Get a Flu Shot

Thursday, November 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
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But there's a solid chance you are not one of them

Let’s be clear: Almost everyone benefits from getting a flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s much safer to get vaccinated against the influenza virus than to roll the dice and risk infection.

Flu vaccines spare millions of Americans each year from potential suffering, hospitalization, and even death due to the flu and its complications.

That said, the CDC cites a handful of exceptions to the rule. People with specific health conditions and the very young are on the short list of those who should not get the flu vaccine. Plus, there are some people who should completely avoid the nasal spray flu vaccine.

Not sure where you stand? Here are the people that need to steer clear of the flu shot, how the vaccine may affect them, and other measures to take to prevent the flu.


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