Flu shot causes flu? Nonsense: 4 flu myths busted

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ABC News: As the flu epidemic rages on in many parts of the country, experts say the best defense against the virus is getting a seasonal flu shot. That's why it was particularly troubling that only about a third of people got vaccinated early in the season this year, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Richard Besser, ABC New's chief health and medical correspondent, held a tweet chat on Twitter today, in part to dispel the four biggest myths and misgivings people have about getting the flu vaccine. Medical experts from Boston Children's Hospital, The Mayo Clinic and the CDC also weighed in.

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