Flu Shots Are Ready, But Waiting A Couple Weeks Will Offer Better Protection Through Peak Period

August 21, 2018

While the CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone older than 6 months, when to get a flu shot is always a guessing game. Getting the vaccine too early — it’s showing up in stores now — might mean you “won’t have the same number of antibodies fighting the infection,” says Dr. Mark Montano. Public health news also looks at a lack of breastfeeding guidelines, higher cancer death rates among minority children, new research on altering blood types and more.

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