Flu Shot Side Effects And Misconceptions, According To Doctors BY SARAH BRADLEY AND CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE

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Definitely don’t mean to sound like your mom here, but…did you get your flu shot last year? Follow-up question: Have you gotten yours this year?

Just asking because, you know, the flu can be deadly. Up to 61,200 people died from it last season alone (between October 2018 and May 2019), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Just as a baseline, the flu can cause 12,000 deaths per year during a mild season, and anything over 56,000 deaths per year is considered a more severe bout, per the CDC. Eek.

What’s more: Experts are predicting that this year’s 2019-2020 flu season will be pretty bad, reports The New York Times, based on a recent flu outbreak in Australia, which can sometimes predict what the flu virus will be like in the U.S.

In 2017, Australia had its worst outbreak in 20 years, and the 2017-2018 flu season in the United States (which comes

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