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Quiz: Surprising Facts about Flu Shots

By on 12/04/2019

Flu season kicks off in October and runs through May, although you can get the flu at any time of year. The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get a flu shot. A yearly flu shot can help protect you from the influenza viruses that are predicted to be the most common each year. You can also lower your chances of getting sick by washing your hands often, staying away from people who are sick and keeping your immune system going strong by practicing healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating healthy and exercising regularly.

There are lots of misconceptions about flu shots that make some people avoid the single best way to protect themselves from the influenza virus. Take this quiz to uncover some surprising facts about flu shots. 

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