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How long does a flu shot last before its protection wears off?

Mike Voorheis
StarNews
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The real question is whether the vaccine will last throughout the flu season, and Centers for Disease Control studies show that it does.

Brunswick County Health Director David Stanley said residents should get vaccinated early in the season because studies have shown that the efficacy of the vaccine does not wane late in the flu season.

Studies about whether the vaccine lasts beyond flu season are irrelevant because new strains of flu appear each season and residents must be vaccinated again.

Here’s a website with lots more information about flu vaccinations: www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

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2 Responses to “ How long does a flu shot last before its protection wears off?”

  1. On December 3, 2013 at 1:12 am Bella wrote:

    Y’all are aware that a woman taking her temperature in bed is meant to illustrate a story about fertility, right?

  2. On December 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm Si Cantwell wrote:

    It’s a Photos.com shot of a woman lying in bed taking her temperature. That’s a service we subscribe to for what we call “iconic” shots, photos of a general nature that we can use as illustrations. Photos.com did not take that photo to go with any particular story. I thought it looked like a picture of a woman having a sick day.