Influenza and Why I Should Get My Shot

Influenza and Why I Should Get My Shot

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The influenza season starts now (Fall – October) and runs into the Spring (May). It peaks in January and February but right now is the time to get this year’s flu shot. The reason is that the shot works by revving up antibodies to attack the virus when you are exposed to it. It takes a little time for the antibodies to be produced and you want them there when the virus starts making its rounds. That is why this is the time to be immunized.

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