another myth...

The flu vaccine gives you the flu.

The flu vaccine is an inactivated vaccine (itís dead) and therefore, it has no infectious particles in it.  Of course, my grandfather swears he didn't have asthma until he got it, but (sorry grandpa) you canít get sick from this vaccine

I recommend the vaccine for everybody over the age of 6 months who would rather not feel really, really crummy and especially to those people at highest risk for complications of influenza: infants, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, asthma and diabetes.

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