According to the CDC, seasonal influenza activity in the United States is high and continues to increase. So far this season, the CDC has estimated 6.4 million flu illnesses, 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from the flu nationally. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
Ideally, the best time to get a flu vaccination is early in the fall before flu season begins, however, getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial. According to the CDC, it takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for the body to produce antibodies that provide protection against the flu.
It is not too late to get your flu vaccination. For more information on influenza please go to: https://www.cdc.gov/