Medical experts say that the time to get vaccinated against the flu is longer than the first time.
This year, there are new flu vaccine options for people of all ages and those most at risk of infection.
Raleigh Urgent Care Physician Dr. Alan Musk said people should be vaccinated as soon as possible.
“I think the ideal time is September and October.” “It takes about two weeks to bring this vaccine, and it lasts about six months.”
There are now three vaccine options, Mask said. The quadruple injectable vaccine includes two strains of influenza type A and two strains of influenza type B. It is a classic vaccine that most people 6 months and older should get.
The high-dose form of the vaccine has a similar strain for people over the age of 65, but is more conducive to immunity. “It contains about four times more antigen, a substance that stimulates the immune system to fight the virus,” says Mask.
For those who want to avoid needles, nasal spray vaccine is an option, but it is only for people between the ages of 2 and 49. Unlike other forms of the vaccine, which use the dead form of the flu virus, nasal sprays are weak. Live virus. For that reason, it is not recommended for pregnant women.
“COVID-19 has lost enough lives and we should not allow the flu to take over,” Mask said.
“The flu is a serious condition,” he said. “The flu killed about 100,000 people in this country last year. We want to put one thing on the bed-flu. And if we can do that now, our best option would be to get those shots.”
The effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from year to year, but, according to the CDC, recent studies show that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40 and 60%. If you get a shot and later experience flu symptoms, the vaccine will reduce the severity of potential symptoms.