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Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shot

You can still get the flu after being vaccinated. If you get the shot too early in the year, its effectiveness could wane, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu vaccine can take the average healthy adult’s immune system up to two weeks to build up […]
Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shot
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When infants can get the flu shot

Your infant is eligible for their first flu shot once they’re 6 months old. Many children who are getting their flu shot for the first time will need two injections. In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved a higher dose of Fluzone Quadrivalent – an ingredient in the flu […]
When infants can get the flu shot
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When is flu season and why there is a flu season in the first place

In the Northern Hemisphere, flu season typically begins in October and peaks between December and February, with cases continuing as late as May. The virus survives better in cold weather because it has a protective gel-like coating that allows it to survive in the air and be passed from person […]
When is flu season and why there is a flu season in the first place
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The flu shot is 46% effective for this year’s 2020 flu season

Data so far indicates that this year’s flu vaccine is 45% overall effective, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The flu vaccine was more effective against flu type B this year compared to flu type A. This article was reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specialises […]
The flu shot is 46% effective for this year’s 2020 flu season