Centers for Disease Control responds to Hugh Jackman's Golden Globes speech

By Gavriella Tjandra,

Hugh Jackman's acceptance speech an the Golden Globe Awards this weekend forced the Centers for Disease Control to reassure the media and show the importance of getting a flu shot.

In the midst of flu outbreak that lead cities like Boston to proclaim a state of emergency, the CDC did not take his speech as a joke.

He stated in his speech that he did not think flu shot was necessary.

"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!" as stated in The Examiner.

A representative for the CDC informed 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 continued, "The first and most important step in protecting against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season."

Looking at the current state of U.S. flu season, CDC took the right step in undoing what the 44-year-old actor had stated.

Some of the worst cases of flu came in Massachusetts, where 18 citizens died in recent weeks.



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