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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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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
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How to prevent the flu, according to doctors

The most effective way of preventing the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. Beyond getting the flu vaccine, washing your hands regularly, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly can help you fight off the flu vaccine. This article was medically reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who […]
How to prevent the flu, according to doctors
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Terrifying map shows how the flu is quickly spreading across the US

The flu season is off to a strong start, with 21 states reporting ‘high’ flu-like activity. This year’s vaccine isn’t as effective as usual, but it can still prevent you from getting some versions of the flu. People who do catch the flu can get rid of it faster with […]
Terrifying map shows how the flu is quickly spreading across the US
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