8 most common flu myths

POSTED: 08:26 AM PDT Sep 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 29, 2013 

Flu activity is starting to pick up in parts of the country. Here are the eight most common flu myths.

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Reality: You may get a headache or low fever after a flu shot, but it’s not going to make you sick. If you do get a full-blown illness after getting a vaccine, it’s probably because viruses are already going around and you won’t be fully immune until you’ve had the shot for two weeks.

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