Flu Shot Adjustment?!
It’s Fall season! Cooler days, changing leaves, and any kind of pumpkin flavored food or drink you can imagine. It’s a happy time! It’s also time for your yearly flu shot... The flu shot and other basic hygiene habits such as washing your hands are the best way to prevent getting and spreading the flu this season. Influenza is a potentially life threatening illness. We are fortunate to have such wonderful resources that make it available! There is a lot of heated debate on vaccines. It’s hard for the typical consumer to know what information is trustworthy. Benefits of vaccines are often overshadowed by people who shout louder than the rest of the world. Having heard so much negativity towards the flu shot, people will often avoid the flu shot out of fear of the unknown. For those of you still on the fence on the flu shot, here are a couple facts to help keep you healthy and enjoying those pumpkin spice lattes.
You CANNOT get the flu from your flu shot!
Here are a few reasons you may still get the flu after getting the shot.
You may have already been exposed before getting the shot. The vaccine takes about two weeks to take full effect. Exposure may have occurred before or during those two weeks.
You may get a different strain of the flu. There are several strains that affect people each year. The CDC attempts to make the vaccine effective against the most common strains each year to limit exposure.