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Everyone gets a
good at CVS/pharmacy with every flu shot.**
Recommended for those65 and older.
People come up with all sorts of reasons for not getting a flu vaccination. Most
of these reasons are based on myths, as outlined below.
It's important to remember that your decision about whether to get vaccinated doesn't
only affect you.
The CDC recommends the flu shot for people, including school-age children, who want
to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with the flu or transmitting it to others.
Vaccination is also recommended for the following higher-risk groups:
Injectable flu vaccines are made from influenza viruses that have been killed, and
a killed virus cannot give you the flu.
Although October through December are the recommended months for vaccination, since
that's when viruses begin to circulate, a flu shot later in the winter can still
help protect you and your loved ones from the flu.
Zap the flu bugs and learn how to prevent the flu.