REMEMBER: You CANNOT get the flu from the flu shot!
The CDC recommends that everyone get vaccinated against Influenza.
Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
About 2 weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body.
Visit the CDC website to find out more information about:
- Two types of vaccines
- When to get vaccinated
- Who should get vaccinated
- Who should not be vaccinated
- Vaccine effectiveness
- Vaccine side effects
How Flu Spreads- CDC
"People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with infected with influenza cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose."