Have you had your flu shot yet? Are you perhaps worried about some myths you have heard concerning flu shots and influenza? Here are some facts about flu shots that everyone should know.
- Influenza Is a Serious Illness
Influenza, or flu, can incapacitate some people for a few days but can become a deadly disease for people with weakened immune systems. Last winter, around 80,000 people died in the U.S. from complications related to the flu.
People with the flu commonly suffer from respiratory problems. They may have a cough with or without discharge. More serious breathing difficulties can develop.