There are many myths out there about the seasonal flu vaccine – and the biggest one of them all is that you can get the flu from the flu vaccine. The reason that this is simply not true is because it does not contain a live virus, but a dead virus. The vaccine contains a heavily weakened form of the current virus affecting people therefore making it impossible to contract the flu from it.
The majority of people who receive the flu vaccine will feel no side effects from it at all. However, up to 25% of people can develop slight redness and swelling at the injection point. Besides a bit of discomfort, the probability of having a severe reaction to the vaccination is very slim.
We here at AFC Urgent Care Dedham care about you and your family’s health and offer anyone above the ages of 6 months seasonal flu vaccinations. Stop by our location today 370 Providence Highway, or call us for more information at 781-461-0200!