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Answers from doctors to common questions about flu shots, which are especially important this year

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Answers from doctors to common questions about flu shots, which are especially important this year Answers from doctors to common questions about flu shots, which are especially important this year

Answers from doctors to common questions about flu shots, which are especially important this year






By Monalisa Taylor, Lewis Hargett and Heidi Margulis
This is not the year to risk it. Get a flu shot.

As physicians, we now end each patient visit like this: ?I am encouraging all of my patients to get the flu shot this year. With both the flu and the coronavirus going around, it will be a difficult season. Having more than one virus increases your risk of going to the hospital. I don?t want you to get sick. If you don?t normally get the flu shot, this is the year to get it. This is not the year to risk it.?
Here are the most common questions we get asked by patients:

Who should receive the flu shot" All adults and children over the age of 6 months.

When should I get the flu shot" September-November is ideal. The vaccine will last you about six months and will protect you through the worst part of the flu season: (fall and winter.) Once you receive your flu shot, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect.
Which flu shot should I get" If you are older than 65, you will automatically get the high-dose flu shot to help your body develop an immune response. If you are younger than 65, you will get the regular flu shot.

Do I need a booster" For adults, no. For children, yes. Between ages 6 months to 8 years, two doses are recommended to develop immunity. After a child receives both doses of the vaccine, they should then get one dose annually.

Does the flu vaccine have the coronavirus vaccine in it" No. It does not. The flu vacci...
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Publication date: 17-10-2020 16:05
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