I have never had the flu in my life (in my 40s) so I haven't...

Question: 

I have never had the flu in my life (in my 40s) so I haven't ever bothered with getting a flu shot. I have a good friend with a suppressed immune system. Should I get one in order to be around her? Is it possible to pass on the flu even if I'm never sick with it?

Answer: 

Many people infected with the flu virus will not have symptoms so you can be completely unaware you are infected, but still have the virus in your body and still be capable of transmitting it to others. In addition to protecting yourself getting a flu shot also protects the people around you, especially those with suppressed immune systems. For more information about flu, check here.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019