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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it worth it to get a flu shot if "flu season" is almost over?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes.: Flu can happen at any time in any season. The evidence suggests regular routine annual flu vaccines typically provide the best level of protection. So, if you have not had your flu vaccine this year, you should get it now.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Should I get a flu shot never had it but bad flu season in Massachusetts ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Always a good idea to get your immunizations. Do not base your decisions on what you hear. While some years there are unpredicted changes in the virus structure that make it still able to cause the disease, protecting yourself and others is more of a duty.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

When is it too late in the season to get a flu shot?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably Never: Influenza cases are present in most areas year round, so it is probably never too late.There are times of year when influenza is more prevalent, but even that varies from year to year.You should consult with your doctor.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

If I get cold before the flu season, is it necessary to get flu shot?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: Colds are most commonly due to a family a viruses that are different from the flu. The immunity you develop to the cold virus will not help with the flu. So a flu shot can help lessen the impact of the flu and sometimes eliminate it all together.

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Last updated Feb 16, 2019

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