Influenza Immunization

Are You Myth-Informed about the Flu?

Have you heard this one before? The flu shot can give you the flu. 

How about this one? The flu isn't that serious. There's no need to worry. 

We've all heard things about the flu that just aren't true. Every year, when flu season begins, our social media feeds and casual conversations are full of misinformation that may stop people from getting the flu shot. 

This year we want to debunk some of those claims about the flu, and make sure all Nova Scotians are myth-informed before they make the decision whether or not to get immunized. Check out a few of these common flu myths by clicking on the photos below, and keep an eye out for more myths on the NSNU Facebook and Twitter pages. 

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