Is the Seasonal Flu Vaccine Right for You?
According to the CDC, flu season typically starts in October and can last through May. So now is the best time to get the flu vaccine.
Who Should Get the Seasonal Flu Vaccine?
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a seasonal flu shot. But they also suggest you avoid it if you have any of the conditions below (talk to your doctor if you're unsure whether any of these conditions apply to you):
- Sensitivity to ingredients in the seasonal flu vaccine
- Previous adverse reaction to another vaccine
- Cold, fever or another active infection
- Allergy or sensitivity to latex
- Neurological illness, such as Multiple Sclerosis or Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Allergy to chicken eggs or other egg products
NOTE: If you're pregnant or may be pregnant, please see your doctor for your flu vaccination.
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