Fact or fiction: Loyola doctor weighs on flu myths


2. Flu vaccines cause the flu: Fiction

"The flu shot is an inactive form of the virus, so it is impossible to get the flu from the flu shot. There may be some minor reactions, usually muscle soreness at the injection site. The nasal drop does contain the live virus and so is not recommended for vulnerable patients. Still, the chances of getting the flu from the nasal drop are very slight."

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