Jennifer Forrester, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases in the UC College of Medicine and UC Health physician, told WLWT that she appreciates the attention flu vaccines are suddenly getting from area residents.
“There is nothing particularly wrong or harmful in getting the flu vaccine now versus waiting,” Forrester told WLWT.
There is not a lot of flu virus floating around right now so waiting is still an option. The infectious diseases specialist says parents should get the flu shot when it works best for their family. “There’s nothing particularly now that you’re going to be protected against,” says Forrester. “But if you can get it now and it’s not going to be convenient for you in a month or two, then go ahead and get it now,” she said.
Forrester said it’s important for everyone to remember that it takes about two weeks once you get a flu shot for your body to produce all the antibodies needed for maximum protection.
Feature image of a women getting a flu shot courtesy of Unsplash.