Time To Get Your Flu Shot Before The Flu Hits

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that flu activity levels in the United States are...
Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that flu activity levels in the United States are currently low, making it the ideal time to get a flu shot. "It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body's immune response to fully kick in," Dr. Joe Bresee, chief of the Influenza Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, said in a CDC news release. "It's best to get vaccinated before activity begins so that you'll be protected once flu season starts in your community." The CDC says that while flu isn't a major threat right now, it could be later in the season for individuals who aren't vaccinated. The CDC recommends that almost everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu shot, including pregnant women along with babies and young children.

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