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Get a Flu Shot


The Benefits

Getting a flu shot can prevent serious illness, such as pneumonia. The flu can also make some health problems worse, such as:

  • Asthma or other lung problems
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

If you do get sick, the flu shot can ease your flu symptoms and shorten the length of your illness.

Are There any Side Effects?
There is no reason to worry. You cannot get the flu from the flu shot. The flu shot is made from dead flu virus that will not cause the flu.

Side effects from the flu shot are mild. Some people feel sore at the spot where they got the shot.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Use the flu clinic locatorExternal Link to find out where you can get a flu shot.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Tell a friend about the flu shot.

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