True or false? If you get the flu shot, you can still get the flu.

Photo of a man wearing protective gear against the flu by hitthatswitch on Flickr.

Photo of a man wearing protective gear against the flu by hitthatswitch on Flickr.

 

True. I’ve already explained that if the “experts” guess wrong about which flu strains will be going around, the flu shot is much less effective. But there’s more.

No flu shot is completely effective, even if they guessed right. Whether it works depends on your individual immune system and other things we just don’t know. The numbers vary from year to year, and the flu shot can be anywhere from 60 to 90 percent effective.

Question #10

True or false? Your doctor will get mad if you don’t get the shot.

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