This winter, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu shot annually and that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout flu season.
Yes, the earlier you get the vaccination, the more likely you’ll be protected against flu. But, significant activity can occur as late as May. If you have not yet been vaccinated this season, now is a good time. Antibody protection will kick in about two weeks after vaccination.
Flu shots are available at all Health Department locations as well as most pharmacies, grocery stores, and physician offices. To find a flu shot location near you visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services website.
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