Debunking six common flu shot myths

 

 

Dr. Jeff Powis, Infectious Diseases Physician at Michael Garron Hospital debunks six common myths about the flu shot. (Video: MGH)

MGH News interviewed Dr. Jeff Powis, Infectious Diseases Physician at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) to debunk six common myths about the flu shot, including:

  • The flu shot will give me the flu.
  • I shouldn't get the flu shot if I'm pregnant.
  • Healthy people don't need to get the flu shot.
  • Getting the vaccine is all I need to do to protect myself from the flu.
  • You don't need to get your flu shot every year.
  • Children and seniors do not need to get vaccinated

Watch the video above to find out the answers!

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