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  1. Will flu shots in September protect you until the end of the flu season? Should we get a booster flu shot in Feb/March?

  2. how big of a risk is guillaume barre’ syndrome from a flu shot?

  3. While it is true that there is an extremely small risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome from receiving the flu shot, there is actually a somewhat larger risk of Guillain-Barre from getting the actual flu. Unless you have a history of the disease, you should get the flu shot to decrease your risk.

  4. Cher-El Hagensick October 29, 2021 at 5:08 pm · Reply

    While these points are good, it’s also important to get plenty of sleep, avoid excess of sugar, and eat lots of colorful vegetables and fruit. These build up the immune system and help one to avoid the flu. I’ve been exposed to the flu most years but have never been diagnosed with the flu and usually have not been sick more than 24 hours (for over 60 years before my first flu shot last year). A healthy immune system is vital for avoiding the flu.

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