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Flu Shot in Metuchen

Every year from October to May, New Jersey faces a yearly flu epidemic. Outbreaks are more common during these cooler months, resulting in missed days from work and school. In severe cases, complications from the flu can result in hospitalization stays. You can help prevent this by getting a flu vaccine this year.

You might be wondering whether last year’s flu shot will carry over into this season. Unfortunately, because flu viruses constantly change, new strains appear every year. This limits the effectiveness of last season’s vaccine. Scientists devise new vaccines annually to best match the viruses in circulation the coming year.

As you decide when to schedule your vaccine, consider that the earlier in the season you get a flu shot, the better protected you will be. However, as long as the flu is circulating through the Metuchen community, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.

A lot of negative rumors surround flu vaccines. You must understand that having a flu shot in Metuchen can’t make you sick. However, because it takes two weeks for antibodies from the vaccine to build up in your system, it’s possible you could still contract the illness in that time. It’s also possible to still get the flu even after the antibodies have formed, though your symptoms should be milder and dissipate more quickly.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control reiterates that vaccines do not cause autism. Except for incredibly rare cases, vaccines are very safe for anyone ages six months and other. In fact, it’s the single best way to prevent contracting the flu and avoiding potentially life threatening complications from the illness.

Getting a flu shot in Metuchen is fast and easy when you choose Astrahealth for the service. To schedule your vaccination, please contact Astrahealth today.