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Why is it important to get a flu shot?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree

In brief: Flu isn't innocent

The flu shot is highly effective at preventing not only you from getting the flu, but from you spreading it about.
Most who get the flu have high fevers, coughing, and vomiting and misery. A large group get pneumonia, and about 36k die in this country every year. Those with infants under 6mo have to get the shot so baby doesn't get it. Infants are especially susceptible to bad consequences.

In brief: Flu isn't innocent

The flu shot is highly effective at preventing not only you from getting the flu, but from you spreading it about.
Most who get the flu have high fevers, coughing, and vomiting and misery. A large group get pneumonia, and about 36k die in this country every year. Those with infants under 6mo have to get the shot so baby doesn't get it. Infants are especially susceptible to bad consequences.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Michael Amster
Excellent! best way to keep your family healthy too.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
FYI, children 6 months to 9 years old, need two sets initially then once every year, otherwise they will have to repeat the flu shots the following year.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevents death.

The most important point is that the flu shot prevents deaths from flu.
It does not prevent to have the flu.

In brief: Prevents death.

The most important point is that the flu shot prevents deaths from flu.
It does not prevent to have the flu.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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