A flu shot is a vaccination against the current strains of flu circulating in your region of the world. It's supposed to prevent the inoculated person from getting the flu.
Influenza (commonly termed as 'flu') is caused by a virus in which presents as different strains. Each type may change from one for to another.
As for the question, this strains vary from time to time hence the term 'seasonal flu'. Because of this, flu shot are given via vaccination usually annually to keep the the person from acquiring the disease.
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