It's that time of year again - time to get the flu shot. In case you are wondering when is the best time to get your flu shot, please read here.
Every year, the medical community emphasizes the importance of getting the flu vaccine. And, every year the same excuses pop up as to why people are not going to do it. But, the one excuse that I simply cannot hear anymore is that the flu shot will give someone the flu.
This one drives me crazy because it is simply not possible. Let me explain why.
In order to make an effective flu vaccine, what has to be put into the body is the piece of the influenza virus that the immune system recognizes - this is called the antigen...