by Caroline Kee
The flu shot, like any vaccine or medication, does not come without risks. But these are small and limited to certain groups. So we spoke to two experts about flu shot safety, side effects, and possible reactions to clear things up and put your mind at ease: Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, and Dr. Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota…The seasonal flu vaccine has a good safety record. “It’s literally designed to be given to hundreds of millions of people, and studies have been done over the years to keep it pure and safe and non-reactive,” Jacobson told BuzzFeed News.
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