Your Flu Questions Answered : Short Wave How can you tell if you have the flu, or the common cold? Why does your arm hurt after you get the flu shot? And can getting the flu shot actually give you the flu? This episode, we answer your flu-related listener questions with the help of Dr. Nicole Bouvier at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia and reporter Emily Kwong @emilykwong1234. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

You Asked About The Flu

You Asked About The Flu

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Downey Regional Medical Center Registered Nurse Connie Meinke administers the flu vaccine to fellow employee Brian Virk. Mark Boster/Getty Images hide caption

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Downey Regional Medical Center Registered Nurse Connie Meinke administers the flu vaccine to fellow employee Brian Virk.

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How can you tell if you have the flu, or the common cold? Why does your arm hurt after you get the flu shot? And can getting the flu shot give you the flu? This episode, we answer your flu-related listener questions with the help of Dr. Nicole Bouvier at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia and reporter Emily Kwong @emilykwong1234. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson and edited by Viet Le.