That's Not True!: Debunking Top Flu Myths

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  • 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!
  • The Flu Is Just a Severe Cold
  • The Flu Vaccine Gives You the Flu

The Flu Only Kills Older People

Yes, seniors are especially vulnerable to flu-related deaths, but a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the flu can kill even healthy children. 

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