Answer: No, a flu shot won’t make you sick; it may keep the flu away from you and those you love.
Reason: The flu vaccine is comprised of an inactivated virus — meaning it does not cause infection. The flu can be very serious, especially if you’re at heightened risk for complications. Don’t let flu shot myths stop you from getting vaccinated. It’s a preventive step you can take to help protect yourself, your loved ones and those in the community who are unable to tolerate a flu shot.