A 55-year-old male asked:
First timer children are supposed to get another flu shot after 28 days. is it ok if it is delayed by a week or so and not taken exactly after 28 days?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
IT'S OKAY: The 28 day interval is considered the point in time when the benefit of the 2nd dose to firmly establish the immunity will begin. A week or so later is okay. Delay of too long lets the immunity start to decline.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2019
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