Can the flu vaccine give you the flu?

The flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. The viruses in the vaccine are either killed (flu shot) or weakened (nasal spray vaccine), which means they cannot cause infection.

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1. Can the flu vaccine give you the flu?
2. Are the "stomach flu" and influenza the same thing?
3. Is December or later too late to get the flu vaccine?
4. I got the flu vaccine last year, do I need to get it again?
5. Is hand washing the best way to prevent the spread of the flu?
6. How is the flu virus spread?
7. People get the flu all the time. It's not that serious, right?
8. I hate shots, is there another way I can get the vaccine?
9. Can I spread the flu if I don't have any symptoms?