Tag Archives: flu vaccine

Busting Myths About the Flu

Don’t let bad information guide you into harm’s way this flu season. Know the difference between what is true about the influenza vaccine and what is false. Then go get vaccinated. Myth: The vaccine can give you the flu. Fact: OSF HealthCare offers vaccines that aren’t live and cannot infect you. Myth: You don’t need […]

Does My Child Need the Flu Shot?

When parents ask me if their children need the flu shot, my answer is almost always “yes.” Influenza, or the flu, is dangerous for children. In fact, the flu is more dangerous for children than the common cold. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. Dangers […]