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I Never Get The Flu, So Why Do I Need A Flu Shot?

The seasonal flu is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract. When people have the flu, some are only mildly affected, yet others may miss work, be hospitalized, or even die due to complications. Influenza vaccine, though not perfect, is the best way to prevent flu. But if you have always avoided vaccination and have never had the flu, you may wonder, “Why do I need a flu shot?” Here are five good reasons, along with answers to some common questions about flu vaccine.