October is the perfect time to get vaccinated against the flu. It takes two weeks for the antibodies to develop after you get vaccinated. Those antibodies provide protection against the flu virus that was used to make the vaccine. Everyone 6 months or older should get vaccinated and it is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and those around you. According to the CDC, “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.” Help reduce a potential strain on our healthcare system that is already responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by getting your flu shot.
Learn more about the flu from the CDC here