Should I Get A Flu Shot?

0 October 27, 2017

Some people think twice about getting a flu shot.

This article will explain the pros and cons of getting a flu shot, how effective a flu vaccine is, and what happens if you decide to skip it. Here are some pros and cons of flu shots,

Pros

  • A flu shot protects you for around a year against the strain of the flu added to your shot.
  • Even if you contract a different strain of the flu, a flu shot still makes your case less severe.
  • 50-60% of the population are less likely to develop flu shot if they get the seasonal flu vaccine.
  • Getting flu shots doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually get infected with the flu virus,  they use a dead flu virus.
  • If you get sick after getting a flu shot, that could mean that your body already had it before you received the vaccine as flu viruses can live in the body for up to a week before you start feeling the symptoms.
  • You can lessen the possibility of flu-related hospitalization and even death.

Cons

  • Flu shots may have side effects, like a low-grade fever, aches, redness, and soreness, especially at the injection site.
  • Some allergic reactions could happen although very rarely.
  • If you’re getting the intradermal flu shot, the injection site may experience itching and toughness.
  • The flu s