It’s the first day of school, and you can bet that within two weeks your kid will have a case of the sniffles. There’s no telling what bacteria they will bring home, but you don’t need to get your flu shot yet…do you?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that you do.
“You should get a flu vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October.”
The CDC also recommends those six months and older to get a flu shot, as well as washing your hands frequently and staying away from people who are sick.
Summer isn’t even officially over…but are you thinking about your flu shot? Get more information here.