Flu vaccine: myths, and the facts behind them

Does the flu vaccine give you the flu? Can you only get the vaccine from your doctor? And are flu vaccines only for the very young or the very old?

The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) have issued a response to some of the most popular questions, and myths, surrounding the flu vaccine.

The misconceptions addressed include:

  • The flu vaccine gives you the flu
  • One flu vaccine covers you for life
  • It’s already too late if you’ve had flu this year
  • Antibiotics will fight flu

To read NIBSC’s response in full, please click here.