You paid to get a flu shot a month ago Now your work is giving these for free Should you get a second flu shot?

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No, not if it is the same exact vaccine, there are no benefits to receiving the same shot twice when you are an adult (children need to get flu vaccines in a series of two vaccinations if they are under 10).

Talk to your employer, in situations like this, some employers will give the free flu shot to a spouse or other family member if you ask, or if they can't give it to your household member free, sometimes they will offer it for a discount. This is especially true if they anticipate having left over vaccine after all employees who want the shot have taken theirs.
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