Health Alert WEB EXCLUSIVE: Flu Season: Part 2

Question: When should you get a flu shot?

Answer: Flu season runs from October to May, with most cases happening from late December to early March. The flu vaccine is currently offered nearly everywhere. Visit your healthcare provider or pharmacist to learn more.

Getting vaccinated before the flu season is in full force gives the body a chance to build up immunity to (protection from) the virus. Be sure to allow 14 days from being vaccinated for immunity to fully develop. During the time, you are not only susceptible to getting the flu, but you may also pick up any number of circulating viruses that act similar to the flu, like the Common Cold.