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Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Prevention.com
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A doctor explains what to keep in mind if you get your flu vaccine after October.

If you haven’t had a flu shot this season, what are you waiting for? Every state in the nation has already seen sporadic cases of this seasonal scourge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. But if the trick-or-treat crowd rang and ran before you and your family got your shots, don’t be spooked—it’s not too late. The flu season has only just begun and won’t wrap up until April.

Get it now, because if you procrastinate, you may regret it. “The longer you wait, the more likely you are to get the flu,” says Sean McNeeley, MD, board president of the Urgent Care Association and medical director at University Hospital Urgent Care Network in Cleveland. If you’ve ever had the flu before, “it’s just not something you ever want to get again,” he adds.

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