Medical Mythbuster: Can the Flu Vaccine Give You the Flu?

This is false, despite the rumors that circulate every year around the flu season. Vaccines cannot cause flu illness because they contain an inactive virus or virus particles. Some people may develop a low-grade fever that goes away within 1–2 days. They may mistakenly think they caught the flu when they are actually experiencing side effects.

There are many myths surrounding the flu vaccine. Read more here and please remember to book an appointment for your flu shot directly in MyChart or by contacting your primary care provider’s office!

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  1. Posted by David Mullen

    What a coincidence that this post just came out. I got my flu shot this morning from Dr. Sidhu.
    That’s one less thing I have to be concerned about this winter.

    October 30, 2020 3:13 pm Reply
  2. Posted by Marcia Cairns

    Why does Reliant not carry egg free flu vaccine? There are many f us who are allergic to eggs and cannot get the regret vaccine!

    October 28, 2020 7:32 pm Reply
    • Posted by Reliant Medical Group

      Hi Marcia. We do have egg-free vaccines. In fact, our main flu vaccine this year is Flucelvax which is produced on a cell line instead of in eggs.

      October 30, 2020 12:43 pm Reply

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