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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.