Flu shot myths: Busted

By: Sarah Katz and John Dillard

“I’m healthy, I don’t need the flu shot.”

“The flu shot gives you the flu.”

“It’s better to get the flu than to get the vaccine.”

Minute Myths: Flu Vaccine


Think again. In the 2017-2018 flu season, 48.8 million people got sick with the influenza virus, 959,000 were hospitalized and 79,400 died.

Minute Myths: The Flu Vaccine Part 2


Graham Snyder, MD, medical director, UPMC Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, busts common flu shot myths. Now is the time to get immunized. For more information, search “Flu” on UPMC.com.