Can You Get the Flu From a Flu Shot? Experts Weigh In

Flu season is upon us and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that everyone get a flu shot this year, from ages six months old and up. But some people might wonder, can you get the flu from a flu shot? Here’s what the experts say.

In short, the answer is no--you cannot get the flu from getting a flu shot, experts say. But you can get flu-like symptoms, in some cases.

“No, flu vaccines cannot cause flu illness,” the CDC states.

Because the flu shot contains...

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