In normal years, most people are advised to get their flu shot by the end of October. This is no normal year. With a pandemic about to collide with flu season, several experts advise getting the influenza vaccine ASAP.
Flu season normally starts in October, peaking during winter. The shot takes a couple weeks to become effective, as your body build the antibodies that help ward off an infection. The protective effect tends to wane after three or four months, especially in older people.
“There is no change in CDC’s recommendation on timing of vaccination this flu season,” the U.S…
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