Flu Myths: 7 Common Beliefs, Busted

Your mom warned you about going outside without a coat (or with a wet head). Was she right to worry?

As we face one of the earliest -- and most deadly -- flu outbreak in years, many are flooding emergency rooms and scrambling to get vaccinated. (Speaking of which, it's not too late! Vaccinating in the fall, before flu season really kicks off, is most effective, but experts still recommend getting the vaccine now.)

A crucial part of staying healthy -- this flu season and beyond -- is staying informed. Click through the slideshow below to get the truth behind some of the most common myths about the flu.

Myth: The Flu Shot Can Give You The Flu

Flu Myths