Contrary to some people’s belief you can not get the flu from a flu shot, the vaccine does not contain the live virus. There are some individuals who should not get vaccinated including anyone who has a severe allergic reaction to eggs or has had a serious reaction to a flu shot such as Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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