San Antonio, TX
A 41-year-old male asked:
When is the best time to get a flu shot? early or mid flu season. by getting it early does the vaccine not wane?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Early vs late: The antibodies generated by seasonal flu vaccine will last for years against the strains in the vaccine.People get confused about protection, because in a given season, the vaccine can only cover 3-4 strains, while there may be a new strain emerg that is not in the vaccine.Waiting until late in the fall only increases your risk you will be unprotected against an early exposure.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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