Can You Still Spread the Flu After Getting the Flu Vaccine?

Yes, you can.

Remember, even people who have been vaccinated can contract the flu virus and are at risk of spreading the flu if they are not practicing the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness!!

Flu vaccine is not a single solution to the flu, but simply one part of the true flu prevention strategy!

Remember, most of the respiratory infections are flu-like- RSV, adenovirus, rhinovirus, coxsackie virus, pertussis and many more that do NOT have a vaccine!

This is why we encourage EVERYONE to follow the Comprehensive Cold and Flu Prevention Triad. If you get the vaccine, following this Prevention Triad can REDUCE the possibility of you contracting the Flu Virus and ensure you do not spread it to others!

Comprehensive Cold & Flu Prevention Triad:

1. Do not touch the T ZONE (mucous membranes of the eyes, nose & mouth)

2. Handwash Regularly

3. Don’t Hesitate to Vaccinate


A new study published in JAMA( Journal of American Medical Association) Online  reveals inadequate awareness of hand hygiene behaviors in HCWs (Healthcare workers):

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Recent Hand Hygiene news in Healthcare workers

Infection Prevention is EVERYONE’S business!!

Thank you for helping to “Spread the Word not the Germs”!  

Will Sawyer, MD


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