Flu Vaccine Myths and Facts Revisited

by Dr Brandon Davison-Tracy
 
MYTH: The flu vaccine gives you the flu.
FACT:   A flu shot cannot cause flu. When you receive a vaccine that is made with the flu virus, the virus is completely inactivated and not infectious. The most common side affects of the flu vaccine are soreness, tenderness, and swelling or redness at the injection site. Some may also experience a low-grade fever, headache or muscle aches.
 
MYTH: It is better to just get the flu than take the vaccine.
FACT: Flu is a serious disease, especially among children, the elderly and those with certain chronic health conditions. We strongly recommend everyone over the age of 6 months to get the flu vaccine.  
 
MYTH: It’s too late to get the vaccine in November or December.
FACT: While it is best to receive the vaccine in September or October when flu season begins, vaccination is still beneficial as long as the virus is circulating. The flu season usually peaks in January or February, but it can last until May. You can still see benefits from the vaccine if you receive it later in the season.
 
Stapleton Pediatrics will be offering our Flu Clinic again this year.  As always, feel free to contact our office at 303-399-7900 with any questions or concerns.
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