Is the flu a serious disease?
YES. The flu is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening disease. It is not the same as the
common cold and has the potential to take up to a number of weeks to recover.
Can receiving the flu shot give me the flu?
NO. The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu as it is not a live vaccine.
If I am young and healthy, do I need to be vaccinated?
YES. Being fit and healthy does not prevent you from catching the flu.
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