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Can the flu vaccine cause the flu?

The flu vaccine can't give you the flu, despite what many people think.

5:42 PM, Jan. 15, 2013
Rachael Falk receives a flu shot from registered nurse Mary Alice Nash, at right, at the employee health clinic at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013. Falk initially thought she didn't need a flu vaccine, but changed her mind as flu cases increase recently in the Erie area.
Rachael Falk receives a flu shot from registered nurse Mary Alice Nash, at right, at the employee health clinic at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. on Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013. Falk initially thought she didn't need a flu vaccine, but changed her mind as flu cases increase recently in the Erie area.
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There's a belief, popular in the current flu outbreak, that getting vaccinated can actually give you the flu, and many people use it as a reason to avoid the shot. A survey by CVS Pharmacy last year found that about 35 percent of consumers think it's true.

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