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Should I Get a Flu Shot? How to Decide Whether to Get a Flu Shot


Updated December 04, 2011

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Be Sure You Have No Medical Reasons to Avoid Flu Shots

If you can't decide whether or not you should get a flu shot, then answer these questions to help guide your decision about getting the flu vaccine, shot or nasal spray.

First, make yourself familiar with the reasons you should not get a flu shot. If you have any indications that you would be put at risk by the flu vaccine, then you do not need to go any further with these questions. If you need more information, ask your doctor.

As long as you have no reasons to specifically avoid getting the flu vaccine, then answer the following questions. If you answer YES to ONE or MORE, then you should seriously consider getting a flu vaccination. Again, if you have further questions, you should check with your doctor.

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