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Your Friend the Flu Shot

It's flu season again, and the yearly push for flu vaccines is well underway. Arguments for not getting vaccines range from the practical (cost, too much time) to the scientifically unsound (you'll get the flu from the vaccine) to the understandable but inaccurate (the flu shot won't protect me because it hasn't in the past) to familiar anti-vaccine sentiments (it's unnatural). But the flu is not just a simple cold, and your choice to get a flu shot can get other people sick.