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Centers for Disease Control

Ignore Hugh Jackman

... GET YOUR FLU SHOT

1/14/2013 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Hugh Jackman
's Golden Globes acceptance speech last night was stuffed up with TERRIBLE ADVICE -- when he jokes that flu shots aren't necessary -- and now, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention are on a mission to correct his message.

A rep for the CDC tells TMZ, "I don’t know if he really meant that vaccination was not a good thing to do, but each year millions become ill with influenza; more than 200,000 may be hospitalized; and between 3,000 and 49,000 will die."

The rep adds, "The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season."

For those who missed the show, Hugh took the stage after winning Best Actor in a comedy or musical -- and joked, "Sorry, I’m at the tail end of this flu and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot ... but it appears actually you don’t need one.  I feel great!"



Bottom line: get your damn flu shot.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

558 days ago
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She's baaaack    

I guess he's going to the Susanne Somers/Jenny McCarthy Medical School now.

558 days ago
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YouDontSay    

What idiot got that wrong. Clearly he meant he felt great at the moment of winning the award. No wonder there are so many sheep on the planet.

558 days ago
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bernergirl    

He didn't mean not to get a flu shot, he meant the golden globe made him feel so much better. So unless you are getting a Golden Globe, get a flu shot! (remember he can afford to miss a couple of weeks of work, most can't, that should be reason enough to get one)

558 days ago
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pegasus    

He's right...vaccines are poison.

558 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

Huge A $$

558 days ago
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I'm A Lawyer    

No, Hugh was right. Flu shots are BS. I've never gotten one. If i get the flu, it's nothing a little Theraflu can't fix. Only take it when the symptoms are bad, other than that, i just let it ride. We got an immune system for a reason. Gotta let your body fight on it's own.

558 days ago
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Antsixsixsix     

I wouldn't get it anyways. Can't trust the government. They are the ones that unleashed HIV on humans through the Hepatitis B vaccine.

558 days ago
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Mikey    

I got the flu cause I didn't get a flu shot, but now I feel better so no one else needs to get a flu shot.


Yea, thats how hollywood actors think.

558 days ago
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Jen    

Sure. Flu shots are great if you want to be sterilized.

558 days ago
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WealthCop.com    

If you look at the tape again, you can see he was JOKING, saying that winning the trophy made it all feel better.

558 days ago
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Mike    

I think he was making a joke that he didn't need a flu shot to feel great, he only needed to win a Golden Globe. Sheesh people, lighten up.

558 days ago
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Mikey    

Don't give me the dead virus to fool my body into build antibodies, give me the live sh!t so I can really battle it out like real hollywood actors do.

558 days ago
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RachesRules    

Oh brother! It was a joke people!! And BTW, flu shots are a personal choice, it's not a cure. With all the different strains out there it's all a crap shoot anyway! This was just a funny comment from a healthy middle aged man, take it for what it's worth everyone!!

558 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

Holy sh*t, TMZ...you've been on quite a roll these past few days trying to cultivate stories out of nonsense, lol. He was making a joke. Did you actually waste the CDC's time with a prodding phone call? I'm almost certain they didn't call you.

558 days ago
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