The Erie County Health Department tweeted and answered a big misconception about the flu shot.  NO you CAN'T get the flu from the flu shot.

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Lots of people are afraid to get a flu shot because they may have heard that they could catch the flu from the shot.  Hopefully this info from the Erie County Health Department clears things up for you.

People at higher risk for the flu include children aged 5 and younger, older adults, and pregnant women. In high-risk people, complications from the flu can result in major illnesses or life-threatening issues. You can prevent flu complications by staying up to date with your yearly vaccinations.