Nearly Half Of Americans Think The Flu Shot Can Make You Sick

December 9, 2014 5:54 PM

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(Reuters Health) - More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests.

"It is absolutely biologically impossible to get the flu from the vaccine," said Dr. Gregory A. Poland, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who studies the immunogenetics of vaccine response.

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