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To get a flu shot or to not get a flu shot—it's been debated for years. Many medical advocates encourage Americans to annually get flu shots to prevent the spread of influenza (including the H1N1 virus) during cold season. Skeptics don't trust the ingredients in flu vaccinations, and many don't believe that the shot actually works in everyone. But what do you think? Read more and vote below. 

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Just about every year now, news organizations do explainers on what we need to know about flu vaccinations. While some folks embrace flu shots to prevent the spread of influenza, the flu vaccination has faced controversies with skeptics over the years.

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has laid out "Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine" and highly encourages people to get vaccinated each flu season.

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. 
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Flu season starts as early as October and lasts sometimes until May. During that timeframe, older people are at high risk for influenza, which can be deadly. That's all the reason for everyone to get the shot!

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Dr. David Williams, one of the world's leaders in natural healing, wrote that the push for everyone to get flu vaccinations each year makes his blood boil. He's among the skeptics that say flu shots don't work and that pharmaceutical companies are simply after our dough. 

He compiled a list of other resources claiming that flu vaccines don't actually work in everyone. The vast majority of these claims are not backed up by science. 

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But the virus that has been used in flu vaccinations is being swapped out next year. Yes, some people were not actually protected by the flu vaccination, but this big change will help that. The change will most likely take effect in 2017.

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Still, there are rebels against getting a flu shot.

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Advocates simply don't want to take the risk of getting others sick.

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Like Dr. Williams, there are people who believe in a more natural-form of staying healthy.

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Flu shots—like the 2016 elections—can even end friendships!

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Yet, skeptics are sometimes forced into getting the shot!

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Should we get flu shots?
#GetFluShot
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#NoFluShot