FLU 411
The Oprah Magazine|January 2019
FLU 411

Setting the record straight on the season’s most misunderstood vaccine.

Bradley Rife

HAVE YOU GOTTEN your flu shot this year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone age 6 months and older be vaccinated annually for influenza, yet last season only 37 percent of American adults heeded that advice. While a small number may pass on the shot because of a legitimate risk of allergic reaction, many more skip out for reasons that aren’t based in fact. We asked experts to clear up some of the most popular flu falsehoods.


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January 2019