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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone to get vaccinated in September and October of each year.
If you miss that window, the CDC says there are still lots of good reason to get the flu shot late rather than not at all.
Vaccination after October can still provide protection against the flu virus when it’s at its peak – January and February.
Plus, since the flu can still be spread as late as May, a flu shot any time before then offers benefits. Remember, it takes the flu vaccine about two weeks for full protection to kick in.
The CDC doesn’t recommend getting the flu shot in July or August.
Why is a getting an annual flu shot a good idea?
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It’s easy to get a flu shot. Make an appointment with your primary care provider.
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