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Colds and flu

Question
Posted by: | 2020/03/25

Q.

Flu Vaccine

Hi Doctor. Many people advise to take the Flu Vaccine as it will boost the immune system. Do you advise this? I am very confused as the last time we took it, we got quite sick...

Expert's Reply

A.

Flu expert
- 2020/03/30

Hi there

No, it wont boost the immune system, but it will help prevent you from becoming severely ill with the flu. There are some side-effects, and they can make you feel a bit ill, but usually it prevents you from becoming really ill with the flu - which then indirectly boosts your immune system, because if you are ill from the flu, then you can pick up other viruses more easily. Good luck, and stay safe!

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