If you’ve gotten your annual flu shot, nice work. More than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with the flu every year. But you can still catch the flu after a flu shot, and here are some reasons why.
Mayo Clinic doctors say its very important to get flu shots. Not just because they protect you against influenza, but also because if you do get sick with the flu, the vaccine reduces your chances of developing a potentially deadly complication called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Hear one patient’s story of being on a ventilator for almost two months after developing ARDS.