Fear Not

Why You Shouldn't Fear the Flu Shot

Here's why you should ignore the rumors and get your flu shot.

11.03.14 6:36 PM ET

Vaccines have come under fire in recent years with some very negative consequences, mostly due to a 1998 British study that has now been widely discredited. Like with childhood vaccines, a spate of rumors have also sprung up around the seasonal flu shot, chief among them that the injection can make you sick.

This video, courtesy of Buzzfeed, looks to combat the hearsay and encourages everyone to get the very safe, very effective flu shot.