December Feature Series – Winter Health: Flu Facts and Fiction

What you don’t know about the flu can be enough to make you sick—literally! How much do you know about the flu? See whether you’ve got the know-how to fight influenza by taking this true-or-false quiz.

1.

Getting the flu can make you seriously ill.


2.

Since the flu season runs from November to April, it’s useless getting vaccinated after the season begins.


3.

Once you get a flu shot, you’ve done all you can to prevent flu.


4.

Taking a multivitamin is the best thing you can do to avoid getting the flu.


5.

Flu is most often spread by intimate contact, like kissing.


6.

Antibiotic medications aren’t helpful in treating flu symptoms.


7.

The flu shot can actually cause you to get the flu.


8.

If you got a flu shot last year, you don’t need to get one this year.


9.

Not everyone should get a flu shot.


10.

You can only spread the flu when you have symptoms.


11.

The flu vaccine will completely protect you from getting the flu.


12.

Vitamin C cannot protect you from the flu.


13.

The flu is a severe cold.


14.

There is no treatment for the flu.


15.

You can get the flu more than once in the same season.




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