How much do you know about the flu?

  • Article by: Sacramento Bee
  • Updated: October 15, 2013 - 2:19 PM

As the flu season comes on, here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge of the flu-vaccine. Answer each question true or false.

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pafabianOct. 15, 13 8:56 AM

Why do they not allow nasal flu mist after 49 years old? #2 is true. My son was out of commission for an entire week last year.

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srhoej3Oct. 15, 1312:30 PM

There are only 365 days in the year that one can be exposed to and contract the flu. It stands to reason that some people will contract the flu (or a rather bad cold) on the same day they recieve the vaccination. These people will then insist that the shot gave them the flu, despite the fact that a deadened virus cannot make them ill.

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dmzaccagniniOct. 15, 13 1:27 PM

"Why do they not allow nasal flu mist after 49 years old?" Studies with FluMist in individuals 50-64 years of age did not demonstrate effectiveness.

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