10 Flu Shot Pros & Cons to Help Decide If It’s for You (PHOTOS)

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I have a confession: I've never gotten a flu shot. I've just always been skeptical, I've never actually gotten the flu, but I've also never lived in New York City ... until now. Now that flu season is upon us, I can't help but wonder: will this be the year I cave? Should I go through with getting the flu shot, or skip it yet again?

Like most everyone, I'm feel like I'm always overcome with different information. Some people say you get a little sick after getting the vaccine, other flu shot veterans say it hurts worse than your average prick, and then there are those who say as a healthy woman in my mid-20s, I should be just fine.

Well according to the CDC, everyone over 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine, unless you're allergic. But that's the thing, how many of us always do as we're told?

Click through these 10 flu shot pros and cons to help you make the best decision for yourself:

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Will you be getting a flu shot this year?

 

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