Despite persistent misconceptions among the uninformed, the Centers for Disease Control, the Mayo Clinic, and public health departments across the country all agree that getting a flu shot each year is perfectly safe and remains the best way to protect yourself from seasonal influenza.
Among the vaccine concerns that have been thoroughly debunked:
No more excuses, everyone. Take the pledge below and get your flu shot.
And watch this video for some fancy information about viruses and how to avoid getting sick altogether:
I pledge to take the advice of the Centers for Disease Control, the Mayo Clinic, and other public health departments by getting a flu shot this year, and before each flu season in the future. It's the best way to protect myself and my family from influenza.
If I'm feeling particularly helpful, I'll sign up to tell Flu Near You how I'm feeling, and help them track this year's flu season.
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