Here’s a question you may be asking yourself: “Should I wait to get the flu vaccine so that my immunity lasts through the end of the season?”

The answer is no, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available (often by late September). The flu season is unpredictable, and since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body, it’s best to get vaccinated early so you are protected before influenza begins spreading in your community.

Anytime around the first of October is a great time to get immunized so that you are prepared for the entire flu season. If you do wait until later, however, the vaccine is still helpful and you should definitely get it, per the CDC. While immunity can vary by person, studies suggest that immunity lasts through a full flu season.

Both of our Kenosha locations offer flu shots and no appointment is needed. Call for prices or to see if your insurance covers it.

— Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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