Dispel the Myths Surrounding the Flu Vaccine

Flu Myths and Facts Brochure
FFF provides complimentary Flu Vaccine Myths & Facts Brochures for our customers to make available to their patients

“The influenza shot can increase my risk of getting COVID-19…”

There is no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases the risk of getting COVID-19. In fact, with the risk of contracting COVID-19 as a communicable disease, it's even more important to do everything possible, such as getting your influenza vaccine, to reduce the onset of illnesses.1

1 www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm
Accessed August 2020

Here are some flu facts.

  • Many people are unaware that influenza, the flu, is a serious disease. According to the CDC, influenza and pneumonia combined are the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. and can cause almost as many deaths as AIDS or breast cancer.
  • You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine – it is biologically impossible!
  • Influenza strains typically change every year so last year’s vaccine may not protect you from this year’s strains.
  • Taking your chances in getting the flu means taking the chance of becoming a carrier and unknowingly spreading the illness.
  • Getting a vaccination from December to March can still protect you as flu season generally peaks after January.
  • The flu vaccine is for anyone who doesn’t want to be sick or inadvertently spread the illness – not just for the old and very young.

The flu is preventable

Be sure to get vaccinated to keep you and your loved ones flu-free!

Download our Flu Vaccine Myths & Facts Brochure here to help better understand why getting the flu vaccine may be the right choice for you!