Early Flu Vaccine

11:09 AM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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Well, fall is here and that means the start of the flu season, and right now is the time to get your flu shot.

Health officials say, the best time to get your flu shot is early fall, so that the vaccination will last through the flu season.

For some people, getting your vaccine earlier than fall is not advisable, simply because they may have waning immunity as the season continues.

according to a series of european studies released this year, past vaccinations lost their effectiveness faster than expected.

For example, during the 2011/2012 flu season, the vaccines power, dropped sharply after 3 - 4 months.

by mid-february the vaccine was less than 1% effective.

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