We hear so many excuses for why people haven’t gotten their flu shot!


⚠️ “The flu vaccine doesn’t work anyway.”

Yes! It does actually! Stop repeating this, it just isn’t true.

⚠️ “I think I already had flu back in August this year.”

No, you probably didn’t. There is little to no influenza activity in August. And, you’d know. That runny nose you had for 3 days was not the flu. People who have influenza are frequently so feverish, achey, and exhausted that they cannot get out of bed for 4-7 days.

⚠️“The one year I got a flu shot, I got the flu.”

Well, one year I got a flu shot and I got a flat tire the same week! Getting a flu shot physically cannot cause the flu, it’s impossible. Sorry to hear about your bad luck though.

⚠️ “I’m allergic to eggs.”

There are options for you, ask your clinician.

⚠️ “I’ve never gotten one before and I haven’t had the flu in years.”

This is like someone telling you that they never wear a seatbelt and they haven’t gotten into a car crash in years. Lucky you! Why wait until your luck runs out?

⚠️“My home remedy for the flu works great. I take zinc and vitamin C all season.” Great. Do that. I bet it works even better if you’ve had a flu shot.

So if you haven’t gotten your flu shot, STOP with the excuses and go get one today. They’re available on a walk-in basis at most pharmacies. There’s no excuse.

Flu Season is just started to ramp up, so NOW is the time!

Stay Safe, Stay Well.

Those Nerdy Girls


Busting Flu Shot Myths

Do Flu Shots Work?

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