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Is it a good idea to get a flu shot?

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  • Dr. Chris December 10, 2010

    The flu shot is safe but whether you should take it or not is up to you. While it is advisable for high risk groups like pregnant women, persons with severe chronic conditions, the elderly etc to take the flu shot, in other groups it is a matter of choice. If you are healthy and ensure that other complications do not arise or are at least treated rapidly, then there is no reason to be concerned about the flu. Not every person will get it during the flu season. Similarly you can take the flu shot and still get the flu. Speak to your doctor about whether you should take it or if you are one of the high risk groups where it is advisable.

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