Flu season is back in full swing for Fall of 2022. Are you ready for it? Cool weather is rushing in, holiday festivities are ramping up, and that means more get togethers, more contact with others, and lack of social distancing. So, how are you going to avoid catching the flu?
What is CDC’s recommendation for getting a flu vaccine?
The CDC recommends getting the flu vaccine at least once a year for everyone six months and up! If you are a senior, a new type of flu vaccine exists called the adjuvanted flu vaccine you should consider researching.
When is the best time to get my flu vaccine?
Doctors recommend September and October as the best time to get vaccinated. October should be the latest you get vaccinated. People older than 65 should not get vaccinated earlier than September, in August or July. In special cases, some children ought to get vaccinated twice for better protection against the flu.
Moreover, if you are pregnant, you should look into flu vaccines earlier since generally, your baby will not be able to get vaccinated in the first few months of life.
Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same time?
If you are eligible to receive both vaccines, you may be able to during the same visit. However, it is generally recommended that you get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. When October comes around, you can then receive the flu vaccine.
When will flu season hit its peak?
The flu season tends to hit its peak in February, so experts recommend that you get ahead of that peak and get your flu vaccine in the fall, in September or October, so your body has time to build up its immune system against this virus.
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