That's Not True!: Debunking Top Flu Myths

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  • Don’t Believe the Hype!
  • The Flu Is Just a Severe Cold
  • The Flu Vaccine Gives You the Flu
  • Antibiotics Can Fight the Flu
  • Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Get Flu Vaccines; Causes Miscarriages
  • The Flu Only Kills Older People
  • The Flu Vaccine Just Puts Billions in Big Pharm’s Pockets
  • Healthy Young Adults Don’t Need to Worry About the Flu
  • You Don’t Need the Flu Vaccine Every Year
  • Fighting the Flu Strengthens Your Immune System
  • You Can Catch the Flu From Being Outside in the Cold

Don’t Believe the Hype! 

With flu season starting, it’s really important to be able to separate fact from fiction. Read about 10 popular influenza and flu vaccine myths and why you shouldn’t believe the lies. — Kellee Terrell

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