If you have a cold, you’ll probably experience symptoms such as:
- runny or stuffy nose
- sore throat
- mild-to-moderate fever
- headache or body aches
- mild tiredness
Here are 9 things you should know to protect yourself from the flu
1. The flu shot will NOT give you the flu, so go ahead and get one already.
You may feel crummy for a few days after getting vaccinated, but that’s not the same as getting the flu. The vaccine doesn’t contain live flu virus, so it’s impossible to get the flu from a flu shot, according to the CDC. Any achiness, fever, nausea, and fatigue you experience are likely a result of your body’s immune system ramping up and producing antibodies against influenza.