Flu season in Northeast Ohio is just around the corner. Is now the best time to get a flu shot, or wait?
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Akron General phycisian Doctor Tim Brown says if you are in a high-risk category, people who go to the hospital often, the sooner you get a flu shot, the better.
But, Doctor Brown says if you are young, healthy and in your 20s, you could probably wait until October to get a flu shot.
Doctor Brown says usually, flu shots last between 4 or 5 months inside a patient's body. He says flu season usually peaks in Northeast Ohio in January and February.
So, Doctor Brown says getting a flu shot now would carry most people through the traditional end of the flu season. Doctor Brown says there is not enough evidence either for or against getting a flu 'booster' shot in 4 or 5 months.
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