A Shot At Being Healthier
The vaccine is made up of inactivated virus, so it is impossible to get the flu from the shot. The reaction that some experience, explains Young, is a reaction to other ingredients in the mix. The body may respond with some fever, aches, and malaise any time a foreign substance is introduced into the system. "People think the symptoms signal a case of the flu,'' Young notes, "when in reality, it is the body's normal reaction to something it recognizes as not its own.'' --E.N.