I will get the flu from a flu shot.
FALSE: The flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. The viruses in the vaccine are either killed (flu shot) or weakened (nasal spray vaccine), which means they cannot cause infection.
Washing your hands is the best thing you can do to protect against the flu.
FALSE: CDC recommends a flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. However, preventive actions like covering your cough and washing your hands often are important everyday steps that can help stop the spread of germs.
Flu viruses change constantly which requires a new flu vaccine to be produced each year.
TRUE: The viruses used in the vaccine are changed each year based on worldwide monitoring of influenza viruses.