1 In 5 Parents Believe A Flu Shot Will Give Their Kid The Flu

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 PDF Document: NCL vaccine report

GREENSBORO, NC -- The National Consumers League surveyed about 1,700 people in the last few months about vaccinations. We've linked you to it on our website so you can read it yourself

But here is a snapshot: One in five parents said they do not give their kids the flu vaccine because the parents fear the kids will get the flu from the vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control, researchers and health experts will tell you you can't get the flu from the flu vaccine.

But, don't miss this, a flu shot is not instant protection.
It takes 2-weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective.

"It does take two weeks to form those antibodies. A lot of times people are confused by that. When you feel those aches, headache and maybe a low grade fever, that is the body process building those antibodies," says Connie Weant from Guilford Co. Public Health.

So you might feel flu-like for a day or two while the flu vaccine is working to get up to full strength.
But you do not get the flu from the flu vaccine.

















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