I got my flu vaccine. It was offered through my company because vaccines save lives.
#Vaccines save 2.5 million lives a year, or 5 lives per minute #health http://t.co/awx01Ubcix
— Useful Science (@usefulsci) October 26, 2014
It might not be your life (or health) it saves. There are certain people who cannot be vaccinated because they are too young (under 6 months) or have chronic health conditions. Your immune system might be able to fight off the flu with little affect to your life, but you could pass it on to a child or elder less capable of fighting it off.
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The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. However there may be some side affects such as soreness and aches. There are more side affects for the nasal spray version of the vaccine. You can learn more about the flu vaccines here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
The more people who get vaccinated, the less the flu can spread. Your healthcare coverage probably covers the flu vaccine. Do your part to choke off the flu in your community and get vaccinated.