Health, Syracuse

Misconceptions of Getting the Flu Shot

Video Transcript: Flu Shot Script

By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – NCC Knows is a franchise of “explainer” news stories produced by 2018 Broadcast and Digital Journalism graduate students at the Newhouse School. Explainer journalism clarifies the more complex facets of news stories, provides deeper background, or explains in greater detail how something that’s been in the news works or could work.

Each year people are advised to get their flu shots to help build their immune systems to fight against the flu. However, there are many misconceptions that people have which prevent them from getting the shot. Having concerns of my own, I went to Kinney Drugs to speak to Pharmacist Shannon Miller and see if those concerns should prevent me from getting my flu shot.