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Wait Until October to Get a Flu Shot? Nonsense! Get it Now!

Posted by Zakia Nuruddin, M.D. on Sep 15, 2018 8:58:00 AM

A lot of people think that because flu season typically starts in November, they should wait until October to get their flu shot so that immunity will peak when the flu season does.  The truth is, there’s no good reason to wait. Generally speaking, protection provided by the influenza vaccine will last the duration of the current flu season. And there are advantages to being vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available. 

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Topics: flu vaccination, flu, flu vaccine, flu season, Flu shot

Flu Season Is Upon Us – Remember to Vaccinate!

Posted by Melanie Mouzoon, M.D., F.A.A.P. on Nov 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Flu season is about to kick into full swing and many people are questioning whether or not they should be vaccinated after finding that last year’s vaccine was not as effective as usual. Ultimately, the answer is yes. Last year’s vaccine was 28 percent effective, but those who were vaccinated still received more protection from the flu than those who weren’t.
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Topics: Flu shot, flu season, flu vaccine, influenza, flu

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