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By NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health
When was the last time you got a flu shot?
For some, it’s been a while. Generally, about half the U.S. population gets a flu vaccine each year.
Maybe relatively young, healthy people think, why bother? Perhaps you’ve even seen a social media post claiming flu shots make you sick.
The truth is, flu vaccines can save you (and others) from a lot of sickness. Even if you’re generally in good health.
There are common misconceptions about flu shots that prevent some people from protecting themselves. Check out these 5 myths, along with the facts:
Remember, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect. Protect yourself and those around you — get vaccinated.
Flu Shots are now available. Visit Northshore.org/flu to learn more and schedule your vaccination.