Debunking Myths about the Flu Vaccine

The most effective way to prevent serious complications from influenza is through vaccination. Although there is a moderately effective vaccine - given the continuous variation of circulating viruses that means the vaccine needs to be updated annually - it is estimated that only half of the population at risk receives the flu vaccine each year in the countries of the region that report data.

Here are some common myths about the flu vaccine, in general and related to COVID-19.