The flu vaccine will protect you for only one flu season. It is designed to protect from the strains of flu that are expected to circulate a particular season. This is why it is important to get vaccinated each year.
Talk to your health care provider about vaccination if you have: Allergy to chicken eggs A history of severe reaction to a flu vaccination A moderate-to-severe illness with fever (you should wait until getting better) A history of Guillain–Barré Syndrome (a severe paralytic illness, also called GBS)
Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety track record. Although there are possible side-effects to vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration closely monitor the safety of seasonal flu vaccines. Possible mild side effects usually begin soon after vaccination and last 1-2 days. Mild side effects of […]
There are two types of vaccines, the flu shot and the nasal spray. The flu shot is: Made with inactivated (killed) flu virus Approved for use in healthy or chronically ill people Approved for use in people older than 6 months Available in 3 types: Regular; for people 6 months and older High-dose; for people […]
The flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May, but usually peaks in January to February. While early immunization is most effective, it is not too late to get vaccinated in December, January, or beyond. For Additional Information Call Us Today @ (972) 329-1168
Flu vaccines (flu shot or nasal spray) cause antibodies to develop in the body. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection. Meanwhile, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That’s why it’s […]