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AP Science Writer 

Flu shot won't make you spread more influenza


February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting the flu shot won't make you spread the disease more, doesn't weaken your immune system but it does offer some protection from getting infected, despite misleading claims on social media.

A post on a site called thewilddoc claimed that being vaccinated does more harm than good, citing a January peer-reviewed study. But one of the main authors of that study called the post "untrue" and "misleading," not accurately interpreting the study.

In January, Dr. Donald Milton and a team of researchers at the University of Maryland published a study in the journal Proceeding...

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